Aviation Martyrs' Monument, Istanbul

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The Aviation Martyrs' Monument (Turkish: Hava Şehitleri Anıtı or formerly Tayyare Şehitleri Abidesi), located in Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey, is a memorial dedicated to the first soldiers of the Ottoman Airforce to be killed in flight accidents. In Turkey, one use of the term "martyr" is as an honorific for people killed in action during war.


The monument was commissioned right after the consecutive crash of two monoplanes in Palestine, killing three of the four military aviators who were on an expedition flight from Istanbul to Alexandria in early 1914. The monument, in form of a column, was inaugurated in 1916. A military memorial ceremony is held in front of the monument every year on Martyrs' Day.
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  • Strolling in fatih district one comes across this unusual but striking monument right across a university. It is in memory of ottoman aviation martyrs.  more »
  • It was built to commemorate the pilots who were killed in the early days of the Turkish aviation industry. Because it was a story of a relatively close age, I felt that it was a different monument.
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  • This monument is located in a park near the Valentine's Aqueduct. There was a commentary translated into several languages by the side. By the way, free wifi is flying in the park here.
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  • It's a nice place to sit and relax. But a little bit dirty.
  • A monument in Fatih Park, in Sarçhanebaşı, Fatih District, Istanbul Province. The shape of the monument is a broken candle. It's like it's ripped from the tip of a candle.  The foundation of this monument was laid on 2 April 1914 and the construction was completed in 1916. It is the work of the architect Vedat Tek. COMMEMORATION OF OUR FIRST AIR MARTYRERS This monument was planted for the first martyrs of Turkish aviation history, Fethi, Sadik and Nuri men. These military pilots set out to perform a flight of 2 thousand 500 km from Istanbul to Cairo on two planes, at the request of Enver Pasha in order to demonstrate that aviation began in the Ottomans before World War II. Climbed. The pilot of Fethi Bey and Sadiq Bey fell and died on 27 February 1914 in Damascus-Jerusalem, while the pilot of the other French Deperdussin-type aircraft, Nuri Bey, was lifted from Jaffa on 11 March 1914. The tombs of the first air martyrses are located in Syria, next to the tomb of Saladin in the Emeviye Mosque of Damascus. Quote
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  • Prior to World War I, two planes were erected in memory of Captain Fehmi Bey, First Lieutenant Sadiq Bey and First Lieutenant Nuri Bey, who were killed on their way from Istanbul to Cairo in order to perform a 2,500 km flight. The fallen Captain Fehmi Bey, First Lieutenant Sadiq Bey and First Lieutenant Nuri Bey are the first martyrs in Turkish aviation history. The foundation of the monument, which was the work of architect Vedat Tek, was laid on April 2, 1914 and its construction was completed in 1916. It consists of a broken column on a marble pedestal. The monument being in the shape of a broken column symbolizes the unfinished flight. There is a bronze laurel branch on the column. If they had been able to reach it, an enlarged copy of the medal, which would have been hung around the necks of the scouts in Cairo, would have been placed on either side of the monument, which is approximately 7.50 m high. On top of the medal, the plane figure, The White Tower and Istanbul are depicted.
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  • Teyyare Martyrs Memorial: Istanbul, Historical Peninsula, Fatih District... It is located in the center of The Air Martyrs Park. It is located at the back of the Monument of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, on the crossside of Sarachane Archaeological Park... Fethi, Sadiq and Nuri Gentlemen were our first plots that were martyred in 1914!.. It was built on a marble pedestal with the placement of a broken milk about 7.5 m high!.. The monument was built of white marble and bronze using traditional Seljuk-Ottoman architecture ornamentation elements... Air is the first monument built in memory of our martyrs !... May God grant mercy to all our martyrs and let their place be paradise!... May their souls be Shad!...
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  • A monument in Fatih Park, in Sarçhanebaşı, Fatih District, Istanbul Province. The shape of the monument is a broken candle. It's like it's ripped from the tip of a candle.  The foundation of this monument was laid on 2 April 1914 and the construction was completed in 1916. It is the work of the architect Vedat Tek. COMMEMORATION OF OUR FIRST AIR MARTYRERS This monument was planted for the first martyrs of Turkish aviation history, Fethi, Sadik and Nuri men. These military pilots set out to perform a flight of 2 thousand 500 km from Istanbul to Cairo on two planes, at the request of Enver Pasha in order to demonstrate that aviation began in the Ottomans before World War II. Climbed. The pilot of Fethi Bey and Sadiq Bey fell and died on 27 February 1914 in Damascus-Jerusalem, while the pilot of the other French Deperdussin-type aircraft, Nuri Bey, was lifted from Jaffa on 11 March 1914. The tombs of the first air martyrses are located in Syria, next to the tomb of Saladin in the Emeviye Mosque of Damascus. Quote
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