Turkey's prime minister said on Saturday that Turkish nation would continue to defend itself, as its ancestors had done at the Sarikamis Battle.
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish nation would stand firm against, and defend itself against circles that tried to harm the brotherhood within the country.
"Sarikamis Martyrdom, the Caucasus Front Martyrdom, is an unshakable monument of our history, civilization and brotherhood," Erdogan said during the ceremonies held in the eastern province of Kars to commemorate the 86th anniversary of Sarikamis Battle.
The Battle of Sarikamis was an engagement between the Russian and Ottoman empires during World War I. It took place from December 22, 1914 to January 17, 1915 as part of the Caucasus Campaign. The Ottoman troops, ill-prepared for winter conditions, suffered major casualties at the Allahuekber mountains.
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