Security stepped up for Gallipoli centennial ceremony

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Canberra, April 24: Security has been tightened for Gallipoli centennial ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

There is a no-fly zone in place for Anzac Day, while at least 10 coastguard ships have been deployed in the Aegean Sea to ensure private boats do not get too close to shore, WA Today reported.

Security tightened for ANZAC Day

Prince Charles and Prince Harry, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will lead the ceremonies.

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One and commemorates all the conflicts that followed.

It is observed on 25 April to mark the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It is one of Australia's most important national occasion. Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

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