Two monuments were opened yesterday in Trabzon, for the 62 Spanish soldiers who were killed in an air accident last year. Families coming from Spain for the ceremony, were in tears when the names of their dear ones were announced at the ceremony.
Spanish Defense Minister Jose Bono Martinez attended the inauguration ceremony, reading a poem he wrote for them. 3rd Army Commander General Oktar Ataman joined the inauguration.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vecdi Gonul said that "I deem your children ours, as the minister of a country who lost tens of thousands of its children for peace."