Ertuğrul Bastion

Ertuğrul Fort

Ertuğrul Bastion, locally known as Ertuğrul Tabyası, lies west of the village of Seddülbahir, in the province of Çanakkale in Turkey.

Ertugrul Bastion is a fort which was built at the end of the 19th century, during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II. It was built on the Gözcü Baba Hill at Cape Helles, facing the sea. Together with the nearby 17th century Seddülbahir Castle east of it, it protected the entrance to the Dardanelles Strait from the European side. It consisted of 3 bonnets with platforms for 2 long-barreled Krupp cannons between them.

In preparation for the Gallipoli Campaign, during WW I, the fort was a target for a long-range bombardment by an Anglo-French naval force on February 17, 1915. The bombardment neutralized the Ottoman artillery.

At present Ertuğrul Bastion can be visited freely. A small fort, not very spectacular but the site offers nice views of the entrance to the Dardanelles Strait and over nearby Seddülbahir Castle.


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Ertuğrul Bastion

Ertuğrul Fort

Ertuğrul Bastion, locally known as Ertuğrul Tabyası, lies west of the village of Seddülbahir, in the province of Çanakkale in Turkey.

Ertugrul Bastion is a fort which was built at the end of the 19th century, during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II. It was built on the Gözcü Baba Hill at Cape Helles, facing the sea. Together with the nearby 17th century Seddülbahir Castle east of it, it protected the entrance to the Dardanelles Strait from the European side. It consisted of 3 bonnets with platforms for 2 long-barreled Krupp cannons between them.

In preparation for the Gallipoli Campaign, during WW I, the fort was a target for a long-range bombardment by an Anglo-French naval force on February 17, 1915. The bombardment neutralized the Ottoman artillery.

At present Ertuğrul Bastion can be visited freely. A small fort, not very spectacular but the site offers nice views of the entrance to the Dardanelles Strait and over nearby Seddülbahir Castle.


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