Gelibolu is the name of a town and a district of Çanakkale Province, Turkey, located on the Gallipoli peninsula in the European part of Turkey.
Gelibolu was the original center of Kaptanpaşa Eyalet; between 1864 and 1920 the town was the sanjak center in Edirne vilayet.
The Bulgarian Army threatened Gelibolu during the First Balkan War and advanced to Bolayır in 1912. During the First World War
the peninsula and the town were invested by a series of memorable battles (see Gallipoli Campaign). The town was lately occupied by Greeks,
between 1920-1922, and finally returned to Turkey. Between 1922 and 1926 the town was a provincial center and the districts of Gelibolu,
Eceabat, Keşan (Enez became part of Keşan before 1953) and Şarköy.
In the background of this web page you see a map which was drawn by The Turkish Admiral Piri Reis in the city of Gelibolu
between the 9th of March and the 7th of April of the year 1513.
Gelibolu is well-known with cheese sweet, fish, fish soup and sardine canning.
The Mayor M. Mustafa ÖZACAR
He was born in Gelibolu in 1956.After his primary and secondary school educations in Gelibolu,
he went to the capital city Ankara to have his university degree on Architecrute in Ankara University.
After his graduation, he came back to his hometown he started working as an architect. During this time,
he has always interior of active politics.He is married and he has a son.
The Mayor and Municipality Assembly Members
The Interior Horbour