Gallipoli Peninsula, Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles . The port of Gallipoli gives it its name. It was the scene of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 and was (1920–36) part of the demilitarized Zone of the Straits.
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