Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders gathered at Gallipoli this morning to commemorate Anzac Day, a day after Turkish authorities arrested an Isis suspect they believe was planning to attack the event.
The battle of Gallipoli, in modern-day Turkey, is generally seen as a devastating military failure for the Allied powers against the German-backed Ottoman forces, who managed to foil attempts to break through towards Constantinople and in doing so open up a new front.
"It is a solemn and important occasion for Australians", he added, noting: "the Amman Citadel is a fitting backdrop, particularly as Australians and New Zealanders fought alongside the Arab Army on this very ground during the Great Arab Revolt". Anzac Day is the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
Later in the day, Prince Harry - awaiting the birth of his first child - is set to join Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Queen's cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, at an Anzac Day afternoon service at Westminster Abbey.
"The spirit of national pride encourages us, as we bring to mind in particular the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand".
Ergun Kadak, third secretary at the Turkish Embassy lays a wreath at the Brunei-Australia Memorial during the ANZAC Day service at Muara Beach on April 25, 2019. "That is part of the Anzac legacy", she said.
"Let us recommit to always remembering our shared humanity that there is more that unites us than divides us Our sense of independence is as strong as our sense of responsibility to each other and not just as nation states but as human beings". This was the first large scale offensive action by a largely untried and untested ANZAC Corps.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the arrest took place three driving hours from the Gallipoli service and no changes to security had been made as a result, reported The Associated Press.
Brisbane local Melanie Roylance, 54, attended the service to remember many family members, including her father who died of complications years after his World War Two service.