I have cycled to the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula and taken the scroll from Clifton Cathedral to the memorial there.
Today I took a day off from cycling and hired a car to visit the Anzac Cove memorials and Suvla Bay, where my great uncle fought. He later died of wounds and dysentery in Alexandria, Egypt.
Now that the last of the generation that fought in the Great War has died I have been wondering what remembrance is about. It's clear here that it is a massive industry with so many Turks, Australians and New Zealanders visiting every year.
Is it really just tourism? Does it perpetuate militaristic national myths? Can it be converted to peace making? The banners on the ferries across the Dardanelles read "Peace is possible". Syria is close here and tragic evidence that although peace is possible it is difficult to achieve and very fragile.
I have three more days cycling along the north coast of Asiatic Turkey and then I will catch a ferry to from Bandirma to Istanbul and so avoid the busy highways.