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Why did they fight in Gallipoli?

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Answered 2011-07-24 17:00:24

To ensure a Black Sea root to Russia, which was otherwise cut off from the other Entente powers. The Ottoman Empire that controlled the area was one of the Central powers and wouldn't have let the Allies use the Dardanelles Straits to get to Russia without a fight.

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