Budapest Turkish Memorial Cemetery

Török Katonai Köztemető / Budapeşte Türk Şehitliği

The Budapest Turkish Memorial Cemetery is a burial ground of Ottoman soldiers in Hungary. It is situated as a section within Budapest’s largest cemetery of New Public Cemetery (Új köztemető) at Kőbánya district of the city. Ottoman soldiers are buried in the cemetery, who participated on the Galicia front during the World War I.

Established in 1926, the Turkish Memorial Cemetery holds 480 soldiers of Ottoman Army’s XV Corps, who fought in Galicia as part of the Central Powers under the command of German Empire’s South Army in the summer of 1916. Eleven graves are of unknown soldiers. The cemetery is walled and covers an area of 4,598 m2 with a graveyard section of 1,718 m2. A plate on the entrance denotes the property. The flag of Turkey waves on a flagpole in the cemetery.

For the preservation and maintenance of the memorial cemetery, the Turkish Military Cemeteries and Memorials Department of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies is responsible.

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