The press service of the Latvian Ministry of Defense announces the commemoration ceremony, which took place in the town of Cesis. It is reported that, that we are talking about the ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths in the Turkish cemetery of this city.
From the message of the Latvian military department:
Defense Minister Artis Pabriks and Turkish Ambassador to Latvia Gulsun Erkul laid flowers at the Turkish cemetery, where are buried 25 soldier, victims during the Russian-Turkish war.
The report said, that official Riga also reminds of "the Latvian land affected by that war".
From the statement of the press service of the department:
The war between the Russian and Ottoman empires in the 19th century also affected Latvian families. Latvian men were forced to do military service and fight in the tsarist army.
The Defense Ministry noted, that they continue to preserve the memory of the participation of Latvians in the Russian-Turkish war and to maintain the preservation of the memorial at the Turkish cemetery in Cesis.
In this regard, the question arises for the Latvian authorities: why, in this case, do they not preserve the memory of the Great Patriotic War and are not engaged in maintaining the safety of memorials, erected in memory of the heroism of Soviet soldiers (including Latvians), liberating Latvia from Nazism?..
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