UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea

재한유엔기념공원 / BM Kore Anıtsal Mezarlığı

The UNMCK is a burial ground for United Nations Command casualties of the Korean War. It contains 462 graves of Turkish soldiers, together with 1,838 graves of soldiers of other nationalities laid out over 14 hectares, the graves are set out in 22 sites designated by the nationalities of the buried servicemembers.

As the fighting progressed, temporary military cemeteries for battle casualties were established by UN forces near several towns, but these cemeteries had to be abandoned as North Korean forces pushed towards Busan. Construction of the UNMCK began on 18 January 1951.

Out of the 1,005 Turkish casualties, only 462 were buried in Busan. Turkish soldiers are buried in Symbolic Area 11 and Main Cemetery Areas 21, 22, 23 and 24. Turkish memorials were dedicated in 1960, 1962 and 2008.

Looking at the Main Cemetery Areas 21, 22, 23 and 24
Belongings of Turkish soldiers stored at Symbolic Area 11
Turkish flag at Symbolic Area 11
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