Events that will take place in Lviv and the suburbs on the occasion of 100th anniversary of providing military support by Ottoman Empire to Germany and Austria-Hungary at Galician front during the First World War and falling in action about eight thousand Ottoman warriors that were slain in the territory of modern Western Ukraine in fights against Russian army.


Ottoman warriors fallen in Western Ukraine were buried at six Turkish cemeteries that were located in this region. Ukrainian people, remembering valour and fidelity of Ottoman warriors with respect and admiration, preserved these cemeteries. It cements the bases of Turkish-Ukrainian friendship.

 


The memorial events to honour falling warriors are hold by Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ukraine aided by General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Turkey and Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey on May 19, 20 and 21, 2016 in Lviv and the suburbs with support of Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Lviv Region State Administration, Lviv Municipal State Administration, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and the Lviv military almanac Citadel.

 

Event program

 

May 19, Thursday

 

2.30–4.30 PM: Scientific conference on the subject Ottoman/Turkish contribution into Galician front. On the ocasion of 100th annyversary (Turkish and Ukrainian contributors)

                           Location: Conference hall of Scientist Club (address: Lviv, 6 Lystopadovoho Chynu street)

                           At the location of the conference an exhibition of photographs and documents will be arranged, as well.

 

7.00–8.30 PM: Concert on the subject European music in Ottoman palace performed by Lviv academic symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Emre Araci.

                          Location: Lviv Opera House (address: Lviv, 28 Svobody avenue)

 

May 20, Friday

 

11.00–12.00 AM: Ceremony of honouring the memory of the fallen at Memorial of Turkish Warriors in Lopushnia.

 

1.00 PM: Concert of Ottoman Military Orchestra in Rohatyn at the square in front of the Municipal State Administration.

 

May 21, Saturday

 

1.00–1.30 PM: Concert of Ottoman Military Orchestra

                          Location: the square in front of Lviv Opera House, Svobody avenue

 

1.30–1.45 PM: March of Ottoman Military Orchestra from the square in front of Lviv Opera House to Rynok square

 

1.45–2.15 PM: Concert of Ottoman Military Orchestra

                          Location: Rynok square

 

 

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