July 15 Coup Attempt Statements-Confessions

Statements-Confessions

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Akın Öztürk
Akın Öztürk
Supreme Military Council Chairman
PERPETRATOR
The coup attempt started when Supreme Military Council General Akın Öztürk's ordered the F-16 warplanes at Akıncı 4. Main Jet Air Base to take off.
Mehmet Partigöç
Mehmet Partigöç
Head of General Staff Personnel Department
PERPETRATOR
Brig. Gen. Mehmet Partigöç, the head of the General Staff Personnel Department, who signed the coup plot called Operation Lightning Bolt, was assigned as the headquarters officer of General Staff by the putschists.
Adem Huduti
Adem Huduti
2nd Army Commander
PERPETRATOR
General Huduti, who supported the coup attempt, said that he was detained by anti-coup soldiers and soldiers under his command after the coup attempt failed.
Timurcan Ermiş
Timurcan Ermiş
Commander of Konya Gendarmerie Section Command
PERPETRATOR
Brig. Gen. Timurcan Ermiş took the general commander of the gendarmerie, Gen. Galip Mendi, hostage by force of arms and said: "I will not say anything to you here. The issue will be disclosed to you at Akıncılar Air Base.”
Levent Türkkan
Levent Türkkan
Aide to Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar
PERPETRATOR
Levent Türkkan confessed that he had served Fethullah Gülen for many years voluntarily, complying with the orders given by the elders in the community.
Kubilay Selçuk
Kubilay Selçuk
2nd Main Jet Base Commander
DEFENDANT
Çiğli, who was at Akıncı Air Base on the night of the coup attempt, told 2nd Main Jet Base Commander Maj. Gen. Kubilay Selçuk and Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar that the Armed Forces had seized the administration, all the forces were involved and tried to convince them to join.
Mehmet Dişli
Mehmet Dişli
Head of Strategic Transformation Department of the General Staff
DEFENDANT
Maj. Gen. Mehmet Dişli entered the room of Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on the night of the coup attempt and introduced himself as anti-coup, then tried to persuade Akar to lead the Peace at Home Council.
Hakan Karakuş
Hakan Karakuş
Akıncı Air Base Fleet Commander
PERPETRATOR
Lt. Col. Hakan Karakuş gave plans of the areas that were to be bombed such as the Gölbaşı Special Operations Department, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Presidential Palace complex, to the putschist pilots at Akıncı 4th Main Jet Base.
Mithat Aynacı
Mithat Aynacı
Former Director of the Istanbul Security Branch
PERPETRATOR
Mithat Aynacı, Former Director of the Istanbul Security Branch, was arrested in while dressed in military attire and in a tank, which arrived to Vatan Street on the night of the coup attempt, staged by Fetullah Terror Organization (FETÖ)-linked traitors, by plainly clothed policemen.
İlhan Talu
İlhan Talu
Chief of Personnel of General Staff
DEFENDANT
Lieutenant General İlhan Talu, Chief of Personnel of General Staff, claimed that he locked himself up in his room on the night of the insurgency and waited there until 01:00 p.m. However, surveillance cameras at the headquarters revealed that he left of his room around 01:00 a.m. and escorted putschist soldiers to the command floor.
Erkan Kıvrak
Erkan Kıvrak
Aviation aide
DEFENDANT
Lieutenant Colonel Erkan Kıvrak, military aide to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, gave the name and location of the hotel, where President Erdoğan had been staying, to Colonel Ali Yazıcı, President Erdoğan's aide-de-camp who would share this information with the Marmaris assassination team.
Hakan Evrim
Hakan Evrim
Akıncı 4th Anajet Base Commander
PERPETRATOR
Hakan Evrim has made an offer to Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar, who is trying to be persuaded by putschists to lead the attempt by saying, "I would like you to talk with our opinion leader Fetullah Gülen".
Özkan Aydoğdu
Özkan Aydoğdu
2nd Armored Brigade Commander
DEFENDANT
Aydoğdu, a man who carried out attacks against civilian people in Istanbul. In his testimony that he bore to the prosecutor’s office he said, “I followed an order that I believed to be true.”
Ümit Gençer
Ümit Gençer
Military Academy Battalion Commander
PERPETRATOR
Gençer, who had been assigned to read out the declaration of martial law called Harekat Yıldırım (Operation Lightning) on the night of the coup, was ordered on the phone “not to read it out himself but make a civilian read do it.” He forced anchorwoman Tijen Karaş to read out it at gunpoint.
Bilal Ayküz
Bilal Ayküz
Land Forces Commandership Operations Department Organization Branch Directorate
PERPETRATOR
A note belonging to FETÖ was found ‘hidden between the pages of the Qur'an, in the car belonging to Land Forces Imam Akyüz’ written on the note was, "No City / District mayors will be alive. Maybe the prime minister as well”.
Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş
Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş
Air Force Commander
PERPETRATOR
Brigadier General Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş, who directed the raid on the hotel, where President Erdoğan was staying in Marmaris, recalled what happened minute by minute.
Zekeriya Kuzu
Zekeriya Kuzu
Air Sergeant
PERPETRATOR
In his statement to the prosecutor’s office. "The imam of the Base" of the Cigli 2nd Jet Base Command Petty Officer Sergeant Kuzu, who is among the Marmaris assassins, gave details for the plot of the assassination plan and how they escaped from the scene afterwards.
Ali Yazıcı
Ali Yazıcı
Chief Aide
DEFENDANT
Ali Yazıcı shared the information that President Erdoğan was staying at the Grand Yazıcı Turban Hotel with the assassination team preparing at Çiğli 2nd Main Jet Base on July 15.
Mustafa Azimetli
Mustafa Azimetli
Akıncı Base 143th Squadron
PERPETRATOR
Mustafa Azimetli, who martyred 51 police officers when he bombed the Police Special Operations Building in Gölbaşı, details the hour-by-hour events of the coup attempt in his testimony.
Davut Uçum
Davut Uçum
Land Airman Colonel
PERPETRATOR
Lieutenant Colonel Uçum, who raided the hotel where Erdoğan was staying with a 12-people squad, confessed that the attack was directed by Şükrü Seymen and Ali Aktürk on the night of the coup attempt.
Müslim Macit
Müslim Macit
Akıncı 4. Main Jet Base Commandership
PERPETRATOR
The pilot Müslim Macit, who bombed the General Command and its social complex, confessed that he joined the Gülen organization in highschool and gave important information about the activities of the organization and the coup attempt.
Hasan Hüsnü Balıkçı
Hasan Hüsnü Balıkçı
Akıncı 4. Main Jet Base Command
PERPETRATOR
Pilot Balıkçı, who targeted the 3 times bombed Grand National Assembly of Turkey on the night of July 15th, said in his statement, that he took the coordinates lists from Hakan Karakuş and Mustafa Azimeti.
Kerime Kumaş
Kerime Kumaş
Air Forces
PERPETRATOR
Pilot Kerime Kumaş, who landed at the Vodafone Arena with a group of putschist soldiers and saved the other putschist soldiers from Bosphorus Bridge said, "I learned later that the incident was a coup attempt, but I still followed the orders."
Hüseyin Türk
Hüseyin Türk
4th Main Jet Base Command
PERPETRATOR
Pilot Hüseyin Türk who bombed the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Building twice on the night of the coup attempt, confessed in his statement that he made the shootings according to the coordinates taken by fleet radio and that he bombed TÜRKSAT first.
Bekir Ercan Van
Bekir Ercan Van
İncirlik 10th Tanker Base Commander
DEFENDANT
İncirlik 10th Tanker Base Commander Brigaider Gen. Bekir Ercan helped refuel F-16s which bombed the Parliament Building and Presidential Complex during the coup attempt. He made an asylum request from the USA after the attempt failed.
Taner Berber
Taner Berber
Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Team
PERPETRATOR
Taner Berber, member of the team that carried out the Marmaris attack, gave very significant information regarding the assassination attempt in his statement where he stated that the orders were given by Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş.
Fatih Akbulut
Fatih Akbulut
Adana İncirlik 10th Tanker Base Command
PERPETRATOR
Fatih Akbulut provided refuelıng to fighter jets which martyred police officers and civilians by dropping bombs on the Special Operations Department and Gendarmerie General Command.
Ahmet Akalın
Ahmet Akalın
Eskihisar Gendarmerie Commander Lieutenant
DEFENDANT
Ahmet Akalın, who attended the meetings where FETÖ members planned the July 15 coup attempt, confessed the decisions taken by putschist regarding President Erdoğan.
Ali S.
Ali S.
Adana İncirlik 10th Tanker Base Command
DEFENDANT
A group of putschists involved in the coup attempt by FETÖ on July 15 attacked the Turkcell headquarters to disrupt communication.
A.K.
A.K.
MIT (National Intelligence Organization) Joint Intelligence Coordination Centre
PERPETRATOR
A.K., whose code name ‘Baki' was given by Gülen who he met twice, confessed that Gülen did not want the supreme military council meeting to be held, and officers it the military who were also FETÖ members wanted to seize control of Turkish Armed Forces and the government.
Hızır Özyuva
Hızır Özyuva
Adana İncirlik 10th Tanker Base Command
PERPETRATOR
Hızır Özyuva, who was among the pilots that carried out the refueling of F-16 jets throughout the whole night, said in his statement at the prosecution that he found out about the coup attempt from the TV in the court they were taken to.
Erkan Öktem
Erkan Öktem
Principal Clerk
DEFENDANT
Erkan Öktem was the person who took the keys to the rooms where the putschists were going to search in the General Staff Headquarters on the night of July 15.
Muhammet Tanju Poshor
Muhammet Tanju Poshor
Guard Regiment Commander
PERPETRATOR
After the search in Muhammet Tanju Poshor’s room in the Peace Force Headquarters in Kosovo, some documents were found with the note “death of Tayyip and Ergenekon members”
Hidayet Arı
Hidayet Arı
54th Mechanized Infantry Brigade Commander
DEFENDANT
It was revealed that the brother of Hidayet Arı, who was listed as the Edirne Martial Law Commander in the so-called assignment list, changed his surname and was a senior manager in the seized Kaynak Holding.
Vedat Atak
Vedat Atak
Lieutenant Commander
DEFENDANT
In his statement at the prosecution, Atak claimed that he was threatened by Real Admiral Nejat Atilla Demirhan for not attending fundraisers.
Air Force Academy Students
Air Force Academy Students
PERPETRATOR
Students of the Air Force Academy were threatened in Sabiha Gökçen Airport as follows: "The ringleader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was arrested with handcuffs in Ankara. If you want to get off, get off now. But you might get shot from very close when you get off.”
Atilla Demir
Atilla Demir
Intelligence Branch Director of Provincial Gendarmerie Command
DEFENDANT
Şükrü Seymen
Şükrü Seymen
Special Forces Command Battalion Commander
PERPETRATOR
Major Şükrü Seymen, who coordinated with the squad who organized the assassination attempt of President Erdoğan and martyred police officer Mehmet Çetin at the hotel which was raided. Seymen stole money and wallets from two cops who were martyred during the attack.
İsmail Güneşer
İsmail Güneşer
Bolu 2nd Commando Brigadier Commander
DEFENDANT
İsmail Güneşer, who is listed as martial law commander in the so-called assignment list, called Mustafa Kızılkaya, the Police Commissioner of Bolu, and gave the order “I’m the martial law commander, intervene.”
Hulusi Akar
Hulusi Akar
Chief of General Staff
COMPLAINANT
In his statement at the prosecution, Chief of Staff Akar stated that Major General Dişli said “Commander, the operation has started. We will get everyone.” and he told them to stop the operation, but was not able to convince Dişli.
Yaşar Güler
Yaşar Güler
Deputy Chief of General Staff
COMPLAINANT
Army General Yaşar Güler, who was taken hostage by putschist soldiers during the coup attempt, described the events of the night.
Abidin Ünal
Abidin Ünal
Air Force Commander
COMPLAINANT
Former Chief of Air Staff and a member of YAŞ, Akın Öztürk’s name is frequently mentioned in the statement of Abidin Ünal, the present Chief of Air Staff, who was taken hostage from a wedding at the Moda Maritime Club to Akıncı Base in Ankara with helicopter by the putschists, on the night of July 15 coup attempt.
Galip Mendi
Galip Mendi
Gendarmerie General Commander
COMPLAINANT
Army General Galip Mendi, who was in the Army House on the night of July 15, was held hostage by his adjutant Commander Murat Yıldız and Brig. Gen. Timurcan Ermiş.
Salih Zeki Çolak
Salih Zeki Çolak
Land Forces Commander
COMPLAINANT
Chief of the Army Full General Salih Zeki Çolak was taken hostage after he was called to the General Staff Headquarters by Chief of General Staff Full General Hulusi Akar’s adjutant. A master guard was martyred by the putschists, after conflict occurred.
Bülent Bostanoğlu
Bülent Bostanoğlu
Naval Forces Commander
COMPLAINANT
On the night of the coup attempt, Naval Forces Commander Bülent Bostanoğlu stated to CNN Channel, ‘We, as the command element, inarguably reject this coup attempt.’
Serkan Çoban
Serkan Çoban
Land Pilot
WITNESS
Land Pilot First Lieutenant Serkan Çoban stopped the helicopter engines that flew on July 15th to assassinate President Erdoğan.