History Connects New Zealand And Turkey

Ice hockey is one of the few sports in which New Zealand and Turkey regularly meet these days, but both teams have found some common ground in memories of the past. The battle of Gallipoli looms large in the history of both countries, and several team members had relatives who fought in the World War 1 battle.

After the 2013 Tournament was held in Izmir, Turkey, members of the New Zealand team travelled to Gallipoli for the ANZAC Day commemorations.

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