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Kılıçdaroğlu's Yenikapı speech
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Kılıçdaroğlu's Yenikapı speech
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People's Party, spoke at the "Democracy and Martyrs' Rally". Kılıçdaroğlu said, "All politicians, myself included, should learn a lesson from this calamit," and listed a 12-item suggestion list.
Abdullah Gül gave a speech in Kısıklı
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Abdullah Gül gave a speech in Kısıklı
Former President Abdullah Gül addressed the people who stood guard on democracy watches in front of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s residence. He gave the speech in front of the residence and said: “If much darker days and the bitter sufferings have been hindered, it is only because our valiant citizens put everything aside and went out to the streets to stand in front of tanks for the homeland, nation and Turkey.”
Strong reaction from Abdullah Gül to the coup
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Strong reaction from Abdullah Gül to the coup
Former President Abdullah Gül connected live with NTV on the night of the coup attempt. Emphasizing that Turkey is not an African or South American Country, Gül addressed the putschist soldiers: “This is an operation under the chain of command. Whoever you get the commands from, don’t listen.” After addressing the putschist soldiers, he called the public out to the squares.
President Erdoğan could not hold back his tears at the funeral of martyrs Erol Olçak and Mustafa Cambaz
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President Erdoğan could not hold back his tears at the funeral of martyrs Erol Olçak and Mustafa Cambaz
President Erdoğan attended the funerals of Erol Olçak, his son Abdullah Olçak and Yeni Şafak photojournalist Mustafa Cambaz, who all died while resisting the coup attempt. Erdoğan could not hold back his tears during his speech at the funeral and had to cut his speech short.
Putschists at Akıncı Air Base captured
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Putschists at Akıncı Air Base captured
One of the most critical points of the coup attempt was Akıncı Air Base located in Kazan. Both the chief of General Staff and some of the commanders of the armed forces were held hostage there. After the coup attempt was repelled, an operation was carried out at Akıncı Air Base and the putschists who tried to escape were captured.
The raid on the command element during a wedding
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The raid on the command element during a wedding
On the night of the coup attempt, General Mehmet Şanver’s daughter had her wedding at the Moda Maritime Club, and high-ranked generals were in attendance as well. Knowing that, the putschists assaulted the garden of the club with the support of helicopters and took 17 generals hostage, after a quick assault. The incident was thoroughly recorded by the club’s CCTVs.
Clashes in Malatya 2nd Army Command
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Clashes in Malatya 2nd Army Command
The putschists who seized the Malatya 2nd Army Command on the night of July 15 continued their invasion until the morning. When the coup had been 90 percent repelled, Malatya was one of the places that experienced clashes. Eight putschists were killed in clashes at the Malatya 2nd Army Command.
The order to bomb Parliament came from Malatya 2nd Army Command
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The order to bomb Parliament came from Malatya 2nd Army Command
Adem Huduti arrived at the Malatya 2nd Army Command with his personal bodyguards and seven vehicles. His bodyguards blocked the office and took security measures with rifles. Security cameras recorded the events at the Malatya 2nd Army Command.

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The name of the Turkish people is strength and faith
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Akıncı Base
The name of the Turkish people is strength and faith
R.Y.K. : Derya Ovacıklı Interviewee
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Derya Ovacikli, who was injured by FETÖ gunfire at the Akıncı 4th Main Jet Base Command during the July 15 coup attempt, said: “It is an honor for me to have shed a drop of blood for my country. The name of the Turkish people is strenght and faith.”
My son will never allow the infidel to touch my blood
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General Staff Headquarters
My son will never allow the infidel to touch my blood
R.Y.K. : Erkan Ölçücüoğlu Interviewee
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Erkan Ölçücüoğlu, a doctor who was injured upon being shot in front of the Turkish General Staff by FETÖ on the night of the July 15 coup attempt said, “ Fortunately, my blood is on this soil. I hope my son too won’t allow the infidel, the vile, to touch this blood.”
He lost his leg for his country
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Police Headquarters
He lost his leg for his country
R.Y.K. : Ersin Karabucak Interviewee
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Ersin Karabucak, who lost his leg after being shot in front of the Ankara Police Headquarters in Ankara on the night of the July 15 coup attempt carried out by FETÖ said, “ We did everything possible for our country. May our country stand forever.”
Bullets rained on a cab carrying wounded
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Çengelköy
Bullets rained on a cab carrying wounded
R.Y.K. : Fatih Saatçi Interviewee
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Fatih Saatçi, who opposed the traitors in Çengelköy and carried the wounded in his taxi despite it being hit by 14 bullets during 15 July FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I heard a ranked officer ordering to shoot the taxi. Exactly 14 bullets hit my cab while I was carrying the wounded.”
It was as if I flew that night
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Atatürk Airport
It was as if I flew that night
R.Y.K. : Hacı Akkaya Interviewee
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Hacı Akkaya, who walked 8 kilometers with a crippled leg to stop the traitors at Atatürk Airport during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said in reference to that night: “I was resurrected. Sometimes I can’t go to the mosque from home. That night it was as if I was flying.”
Halisdemir’s father: I raised him for the country, gave him to the country
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Special Forces Command
Halisdemir’s father: I raised him for the country, gave him to the country
R.Y.K. : Hasan Hüseyin Halisdemir Interviewee
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Hasan Hüseyin Halisdemir, the father of Ömer Halisdemir, the man who changed the course of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt perpetrated, in reference to his heroic son said: “I raised him for the country, gave him to the country.”
‘I came here for the survival of the state, I will not point a weapon at the people’
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Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade Command
‘I came here for the survival of the state, I will not point a weapon at the people’
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Abacı Interviewee
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On the night of the failed July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, Command Sergeant Major Mehmet Abacı with the Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade Command, in response to the coup commanders’ order for martial law, said: “I am not a part of this, I will not fire on my people. I am here for the survival of the state. Arrest me if necessary.”
He is my child but Turkey’s martyr
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Borsa İstanbul
He is my child but Turkey’s martyr
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Şevket Uzun Interviewee
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Nuriye Uzun, the wife of Mehmet Şevket Uzun, a police officer who was martyred in front of the Istanbul Stock Exchange building during the July 15 coup attempt carried out by FETÖ, said , “Şevket never feared death. He always longed to be honored with martyrdom.”
Was it a godsend? I dont know
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Atatürk Airport
Was it a godsend? I dont know
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Şükrü Kıntaş Interviewee
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Mehmet Şükrü Kıntaş, who went to the Ataturk Airport on the night of July 15 FETÖ during the coup attempt, took his clothes off and choked the tanks’ exhaust pipes of the tanks, said “ The people wanted to kill the soldiers we took out of the tanks, but we didn’t allow them, we handed them over to the police.”
He learned to drive a tank in 5 minutes
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Göztepe
He learned to drive a tank in 5 minutes
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Köse Interviewee
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Mehmet Köse, a driver for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, said it took him five minutes to learn how to drive the tank that the people had taken over from the treacherous soldiers during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt = and was left on the E-5 highway. He said: “Before [that night], I saw tanks from the outside only. But I didn’t hesitate one bit. I tried to drive it like a normal vehicle and, by the grace of God, I did it.”
We were on the streets that night with our Muslim identity
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We were on the streets that night with our Muslim identity
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Çolak Interviewee
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Mechanical engineer Mustafa Çolak, who was wounded on the Martyrs’ Bridge when the traitorous coup soldiers opened fire on the night of the failed July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “Our Muslim identity was the motivation for us to go out to the streets.”
We have faith, nobody can defeat Turks
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Akıncı Base
We have faith, nobody can defeat Turks
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Zorova Interviewee
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Mustafa Zorova, 70, who was wounded by gunfire at the 4th Main Jet Base Command at Akıncı Air Base by FETÖ traitors during the July 15 coup attempt, said: “Nobody can defeat us, the Turks. Bullets have no effect on us. As long as we have this faith, nobody can defeat us.”
Going to the democracy watch in a truck
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Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Going to the democracy watch in a truck
R.Y.K. : Şerife Boz Interviewee
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Şerife Boz, a woman who stood up against the coup soldiers on the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt and, the next day, took her neighbors to Taksim for the democracy watch in her truck, said: “I struggled with my heart and soul for the future of my state, nation and children and got all the way to where the tanks were.”
We could have toppled the tank with the strength we had in that moment
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Atatürk Airport
We could have toppled the tank with the strength we had in that moment
R.Y.K. : Yaşar Koç Interviewee
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Yaşar Koç, who was injured by the traitors at Atatürk Airport during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We struggled a lot to get them to open the tank’s door. I assigned one friend to block the exhaust. The tank’s engine would be choked on the spot. Ten friends, we hoped for support from wherever we could hold onto with our nails.”
May my soul be sacrificed for the nation
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
May my soul be sacrificed for the nation
R.Y.K. : Cuma Zor Interviewee
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Cuma Zor, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in Saraçhane during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said “We pushed forward when the people around us said ‘They can only kill four or five of us. They couldn’t possibly kill all of us.’”
The people supported the state
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Çengelköy
The people supported the state
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Uygun Interviewee
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Mustafa Uygun, who was wounded on the night of the failed July 15 FETÖ coup attempt when the traitors opened fire in Çengelköy, said: I called out things like traitors, the army belongs in the barracks, so they pressed even harder. Most importantly, I hold in high esteem that the people supported the state.
I saw tanks blow people into the sky
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
I saw tanks blow people into the sky
R.Y.K. : Hasan Zan Interviewee
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Hasan Zan, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors on the Bosporus Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: If that night were to happen again, I would go again.
Not just my leg, may my body be sacrificed for the nation
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General Staff Headquarters
Not just my leg, may my body be sacrificed for the nation
R.Y.K. : Hüseyin Çınar Interviewee
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Hüseyin Çınar, who lost his leg in helicopter gunfire in front of the headquarters of the Chief of General Staff during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: Not just my leg, may my body be sacrificed for the nation
We inherited this nation from our martyrs
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Atatürk Airport
We inherited this nation from our martyrs
R.Y.K. : Vasfi Yılmaz Interviewee
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Vasfi Yılmaz, who was trapped under a tank at Atatürk Airport and survived during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: Nothing will happen to this nation. We inherited this nation from our martyrs and we will leave it to our children.
I was there to fulfill my duty to my nation
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Police Headquarters
I was there to fulfill my duty to my nation
R.Y.K. : Necmettin Oktay Interviewee
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Necmettin Oktay, who was wounded and lost four toes by gunfire from the traitors in front of the Ankara Police Headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: Losing my toes was a minor sacrifice. Toe, foot, my life, I can sacrifice all if needed.
The wounds we have will not stop us
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
The wounds we have will not stop us
R.Y.K. : Orçun Şekercioğlu Interviewee
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Orçun Şekercioğlu, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors on the Bosporus Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said “We repelled the coup soldiers as much as we could with the stones in our hands.”
Not going out that night to resist meant giving up your future
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Police Headquarters
Not going out that night to resist meant giving up your future
R.Y.K. : Faruk Cesur Interviewee
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Faruk Cesur, who was wounded by bullets and shrapnel pieces from a bomb thrown by traitors in front of Ankara Security Directorate during the July 15 coup attempt said: We went there as one. We were either going to die as one or return as one.
Ramazan Öztaş will carry a piece of the coup attempt in his heart
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General Staff Headquarters
Ramazan Öztaş will carry a piece of the coup attempt in his heart
R.Y.K. : Ramazan Öztaş Interviewee
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Ramazan Öztaş, who was wounded by shrapnel from a bomb the traitors dropped in front of the headquarters of the Chief of General Staff during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: May God not let this happen again. We become a united fist during hard times.
I would still go if the same thing were to happen again
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General Staff Headquarters
I would still go if the same thing were to happen again
R.Y.K. : Turgut Uçar Interviewee
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Turgut Uçar, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the Chief of General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: The people should not be unresponsive. We will always stand behind our state in these situations.
We went to be martyrs
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Police Headquarters
We went to be martyrs
R.Y.K. : Süleyman Tok Interviewee
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Süleyman Tok, a construction foreman who was injured by a bomb that was dropped in front of the General Directorate of Security while resisting the FETÖ coup attempt, said: We went to be martyrs.
I am happy despite my wound and my husband becoming a martyr
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Akıncı Base
I am happy despite my wound and my husband becoming a martyr
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Güder Interviewee
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Türkan Güder, who was injured with her son and whose husband Mehmet Güder was martyred at Akıncı Base during the coup attempt of FETÖ on July 15 said: I am happy despite my wounds and my husband becoming a martyr. But it shouldn’t have been our blood on the ground, it should be theirs.
I went there with faith
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General Staff Headquarters
I went there with faith
R.Y.K. : Necati Ekiz Interviewee
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Necati Ekiz who was wounded with his son by shrapnel pieces during the FETÖ July 15 coup attempt in front of the General Staff headquarters said: I went but I went there with faith. If it happened now, I would go again.
Can the son of this nation shoot his own people?
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General Staff Headquarters
Can the son of this nation shoot his own people?
R.Y.K. : Davut Karaçam Interviewee
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Ali Karaçam, the son of Davut Karaçam who was martyred by traitors in front of the General Staff headquarters during the FETÖ July 15 coup said: I have just returned from mymilitary service. Can the son of the same nation shoot the people from his own nation? We never thought that they would shoot us.
There wouldn’t be anything left belonging to us in the morning
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2nd Army Command
There wouldn’t be anything left belonging to us in the morning
R.Y.K. : Enes Gün Interviewee
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Enes Gün, who was wounded by a gunshot by traitors at the Malatya 2nd Army Comman during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt said: If we hadn’t provided back up right then and there, there wouldn’t be anything left belonging to us in the morning.
13-year-old boy hit the streets for his nation
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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
13-year-old boy hit the streets for his nation
R.Y.K. : Ömer Dondurma Interviewee
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Ömer Dondurma, the 13-year-old boy who was injured during the coup attempt by FETÖ on July 15 said: I hit the streets for the sake of the nation. If it were to happen again, I would go again.
They didn’t let us unite in this world but we will in the hereafter
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Special Forces Command
They didn’t let us unite in this world but we will in the hereafter
R.Y.K. : Muhsin Kiremitçi Interviewee
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Seda Kiremitci, the wife of Muhsin Kiremitci, who became a martyr during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt at the Gölbaşı Department of Special Operations on his first day of work as a deputy inspector said: I always waited for him. I was never scared. I also waited for him when he was on duty in the East.
Fear was banished from within us
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Fear was banished from within us
R.Y.K. : Yasin Kasarcı Interviewee
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Yasin Kasarcı, who was wounded when soldiers opened fire on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: The sounds of the sâla prayer as we advanced on the bridge.
We caused a hay fire according to the direction of the wind to stop the traitors
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Akıncı Base
We caused a hay fire according to the direction of the wind to stop the traitors
R.Y.K. : İsmail Çetin Interviewee
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İsmail Çetin, a headman who went to the Akıncı 4th Main Air Base Command to oppose the traitors on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: Everybody left everything behind on that night. They put up a resistance only for the homeland.
If the coup had been successful, we would be struggling for survival
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Atatürk Airport
If the coup had been successful, we would be struggling for survival
R.Y.K. : Erdem Aksan Interviewee
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Erdem Aksan, a bus driver who locked himself in his bus and parked in front of the tanks so that they could not move in front of Atatürk Airport during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: The citizens used their bodies as shields in front of the tanks without fear.
They targeted the people with guns they seized from them
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Sakarya Governorship
They targeted the people with guns they seized from them
R.Y.K. : Hüseyin Avni Coş Interviewee
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Speaking after FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, Governor Hüseyin Avni Çoş said: The people protected the national will. We would like to thank with the greatest of gratitude our beloved nation and especially our fellow citizens of Sakarya.
We lost our father so we wouldn’t lose our homeland
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General Staff Headquarters
We lost our father so we wouldn’t lose our homeland
R.Y.K. : Celaleddin İbiş Interviewee
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Yasin İbiş, the son of Celaleddin İbiş, who was martyred in front of the General Staff headquarters by the traitors who opened fire from a helicopter during the FETÖ July 15 coup attempt, said that his father took to the streets saying, “We will either be veterans or martyrs.”
If I die, let me die here
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
If I die, let me die here
R.Y.K. : Yüksel Akın Interviewee
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Yüksel Akın, who was injured during the FETÖ coup attempt on July 15 on the Bosporus Bridge, said: I didn’t leave the scene despite the fact that I was injured. I thought I should stay until the end and would die there.
It was hard to witness my father being shot
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
It was hard to witness my father being shot
R.Y.K. : Abdullah Osmanoğlu Interviewee
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Abdullah Osmanoğlu, who opposed the traitors with his father Ali Osmanoğlu who was wounded on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: It was a very difficult situation. When I saw my father shot and his head bloodied, I left him and walked toward the tanks.
The statesmen should also show the courage that we showed
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General Staff Headquarters
The statesmen should also show the courage that we showed
R.Y.K. : Nihat Tokmak Interviewee
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Nihat Tokmak, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt said: I have a message to the government. They should also have the courage that we have. They shouldn’t show mercy to anybody.
We fought an Independence War and thank God we won
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We fought an Independence War and thank God we won
R.Y.K. : Yusuf Çiftçi Interviewee
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Yusuf Çiftçi, a student who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: This nation put forward its life and fought an Independence war again. Thank God we won.
There would not be a nation without a homeland
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Orhanlı Toll Booth
There would not be a nation without a homeland
R.Y.K. : Mevlüt Kandemir Interviewee
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Mevlüt Kandemir, who opposed the putschists with his tank trucks at Tuzla Orhanlı toll booth during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ said: We headed out saying ‘There would not be a nation without a homeland.’
Bullets whizzed past my ear
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Police Headquarters
Bullets whizzed past my ear
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Gülşah Karaca, who was wounded in her leg by gunfire from the traitors in front of Ankara Police Headquarters during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ said: I want the traitors to never be forgiven. When they were shooting at us they didn’t show any mercy.
Putschists separated little Eda, who is suffering with leukemia, from her father
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Special Forces Command
Putschists separated little Eda, who is suffering with leukemia, from her father
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Serin Interviewee
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Nuri Önal, a friend of Mustafa Serin who was martyred by a bomb attack by traitors to Gölbaşı Dept. Of Special Operations Unit during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ, said: I told him to quit the police but he said all of his friends were martyred and that he would be a martyr as well, without any fear.
We used our own bodies as a shield
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Akıncı Base
We used our own bodies as a shield
R.Y.K. : Interviewee
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District Head Hacı İbrahim Gürağaç, who went to Akıncı 4th Main Jet Base Commandership and opposed the traitors during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ said: In order for our country to not be harmed, we went with our wealth, our souls and with everything. We went to the base with flags in our hands and without any weapons. Our wealth and souls were sacrificed for our homeland.
When one sees a scene like that, his patriotism increases
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General Staff Headquarters
When one sees a scene like that, his patriotism increases
R.Y.K. : Muhammed Doğan Interviewee
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Muhammet Doğan, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the General Staff headquarters during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ, said: An old man at the age of more than 70 told them ‘shoot, shoot’. When one sees that scene, his patriotism increases.
Where words fail
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Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Where words fail
R.Y.K. : Ozan Özen Interviewee
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Metin Özen, the father of police officer Ozan Özen, who was martyred in violent clashes during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: My son lived with his honor and fell martyr the same way, with his honor.
Treason has no rank
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Police Headquarters
Treason has no rank
R.Y.K. : Sedat Kara Interviewee
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Sedat Kara, a police officer who was injured at Ankara Police Headquarters during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: This land, this country gave them the highest rank, but obviously, treason has no rank.
We won’t leave this country to you, you traitors
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Special Forces Command
We won’t leave this country to you, you traitors
R.Y.K. : Niyazi Ergüven Interviewee
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Saadet Ergüven, the mother of police officer Niyazi Ergüven who was martyred in a bombing at the Gölbaşı Special Operations Command during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: If my child had not been martyred, we probably would not be here today. Our flag would probably have been pulled down.
We wanted to pull the warplanes apart with our bare hands
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Presidential Palace Complex
We wanted to pull the warplanes apart with our bare hands
R.Y.K. : Levent Yücel Interviewee
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Levent Yücel, who was wounded in front of the Presidential Palace complex by a bomb the traitors dropped during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: The Presidential Palace was the most important fortress for us, so we decided not to surrender it. We wanted to pull the planes that bombed us apart with our bare hands, but we couldn’t.
Would a Turkish soldier shoot a Turkish mother?
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Police Headquarters
Would a Turkish soldier shoot a Turkish mother?
R.Y.K. : Münire Aydın Interviewee
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Münire Aydın, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the Ankara Police Headquarters during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: If it were our own soldiers, would they have had the heart to shoot us? Everything is for our future and our children.
The tanks are ours and the arms are ours
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Police Headquarters
The tanks are ours and the arms are ours
R.Y.K. : Bahri Aydın Interviewee
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Bahri Aydın, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the Ankara Police Headquarters during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: They shot me the moment I said, ‘These tanks and guns are ours, are you going to shoot us with them?’
We took back our nation without using any weapons
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General Staff Headquarters
We took back our nation without using any weapons
R.Y.K. : Onur Asutay Interviewee
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Onur Asutay, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: God gives people the power of faith. They fired on us from the windows. But we fought against their heavy weaponry and took our country back without using any weapons.
May not one but a thousand Akifs be sacrificed
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Prseidential Palace Complex
May not one but a thousand Akifs be sacrificed
R.Y.K. : Akif Kapaklı Interviewee
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When the July 15 coup attempt orchestrated by FETÖ was underway, a bomb exploded near Ömer Faruk Kapaklı and his father, Akif, in front of the Presidential Palace Complex. While he himself was wounded, Ömer also lost his father Akif, who was martyred in the aftermath of the attack. "I will keep fighting these traitors until the day I die, " Ömer’s older brother, Eyüp Kapaklı, said, "My father was martyred for this country. For this country’s sake, there’s not one, but a thousand Akifs. Others may have somewhere else to go, but we don’t, ."
Okan Ekiz lost his hand and leg
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General Staff Headquarters
Okan Ekiz lost his hand and leg
R.Y.K. : Okan Ekiz Interviewee
00:01
Okan Ekiz, who lost his hand and leg as a result of the shootings by the traitors in front of the General Staff Headquarters during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said, "I do not regret being there. I am ready to sacrifice my other arm and leg too."
‘I wont allow the flag stained in my son’s blood to be washed’
PLAY 00:02:05
Borsa İstanbul
‘I wont allow the flag stained in my son’s blood to be washed’
R.Y.K. : Fatih Satır Interviewee
00:02:05
Turan Satır, the father of Fatih Satır who was martyred in front of Borsa Istanbul as a result of the fire opened by traitors during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said, “Not I, nor the Turkish nation will be destroyed. Islam will not be destroyed.”
The woman who opposed the tanks on her own
PLAY 00:43
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
The woman who opposed the tanks on her own
R.Y.K. : Safiye Bayat Interviewee
00:43
Safiye Bayat, who stood against the traitors on the Martys Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ but was injured as a result of the fire opened, explained what she experienced that night, saying, "I thought if the men went they could kill them, but if it's a woman, the most they would do would be to frighten them, but the commander of the traitors pointed the gun to my face. But I told them, 'You can't scare me.'"
God took fear from us and placed it in their hearts
PLAY 00:01:56
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
God took fear from us and placed it in their hearts
R.Y.K. : Harun Çimen Interviewee
00:01:56
Harun Çimen, who was injured as a result of the fire opened by the traitors on Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said, “God took the fear from our hearts and placed it in their hearts.”
Don’t leave the country to these tyrants
PLAY 00:03:58
General Staff Headquarters
Don’t leave the country to these tyrants
R.Y.K. : Halit Çağdaş Interviewee
00:03:58
Halit Çağdaş, who was injured as a result of the fire opened by the traitors in front of the General Staff headquarters during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said, “Helicopters opened fire and shot the walls. As soon as the bullets entered people’s bodies, they ripped them apart and their guts poured out.”
I couldn't care less if I had to undergo a hundred thousand surgeries
PLAY 00:02
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
I couldn't care less if I had to undergo a hundred thousand surgeries
R.Y.K. : Fikret Daş Interviewee
00:02
Fikret Daş, who was injured as a result of the shootings by traitors in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said, "We were shot in the foot or leg. Those after us were shot in the head and heart. I couldn't care less if I had to undergo a hundred thousand surgeries. All praise is to God, the traitors' ambush was foiled."
We were saved from annihilation
PLAY 00:02:07
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
We were saved from annihilation
R.Y.K. : Enver Yeşilkaya Interviewee
00:02:07
Enver Yeşilkaya, who was injured after the traitors opened fire on those gathered in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I had to survive that moment. Dying doesn’t occur to you. We were saved from annihilation.”
The putschists gave the order to burn the bridge
PLAY 00:05:50
Çengelköy
The putschists gave the order to burn the bridge
R.Y.K. : Fikret Morgül Interviewee
00:05:50
Fikret Morgül, shopkeeper of the historic Çinaraltı Café who stood against the traitors in Çengelköy during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “They started to shoot at anyone who was out on the streets. They were threatening and beating everyone they caught. As soon as the man at the front saw a group of 10 people, he ordered that heavy artillery was shot.”
I’m ready to do whatever the state orders me to do
PLAY 00:01:50
Special Forces Command
I’m ready to do whatever the state orders me to do
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Oruç, Mehmet Oruç Interviewee
00:01:50
Ali Oruç, the father of twins Ahmet and Mehmet Oruç who were martyred during the attack on Gölbaşı Special Operations Command on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt said: “As a citizen who loves his country and nation, I’m ready to do whatever the state orders me to do.”
If I die, I become a martyr and you become a traitor
PLAY 00:01
Presidential Palace Complex
If I die, I become a martyr and you become a traitor
R.Y.K. : Aydın Boz Interviewee
00:01
Aydın Boz, who was shot in front of the Beştepe Presidential Complex during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ, recalled that his brother said, “If I die, I become a martyr and you become a traitor,” to a putschist soldier.
We are all Nene Hatun
PLAY 00:01:45
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We are all Nene Hatun
R.Y.K. : Ayla Kasarcı Interviewee
00:01:45
Ayla Kasarcı, whose husband Yasin Kasarcı was shot and wounded by the traitors during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “The lesson I learnt from what I experienced is that if it were to happen again, I must go out to the streets again.”
I understood what Hashashin (assassins) meant
PLAY 00:00:47
General Staff Headquarters
I understood what Hashashin (assassins) meant
R.Y.K. : Cahit Akkoç Interviewee
00:00:47
Cahit Akkoç, who was wounded by the traitors who opened fire in front of the General Staff headquarters during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said “I realized what our president said about the Hashashin [assassins] wasn’t random when I came face to face with them.”
Could these be our enemies?
PLAY 00:01
Presidential Palace Complex
Could these be our enemies?
R.Y.K. : Erol Çağıl Interviewee
00:01
Erol Çağıl, who was injured after the traitors’ helicopters opened fire on those gathered in front of the Presidential Palace Complex on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “A thought occurred to me when I went to the soldiers and stood by the tanks: Could these be our enemies? No later than that, the traitors shot me.”
Civilians experienced a serious shock
PLAY 00:01:45
General Staff Headquarters
Civilians experienced a serious shock
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Kansız Interviewee
00:01:45
Ahmet Kansız, who was injured when the traitors opened fire on those gathered in front of the General Staff Headquarters on the night of FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “We heard parliament was bombed several times. No parliament in the world has been bombed during a coup.”
We only have one state, and without it we can’t survive
PLAY 00:02:05
Çengelköy
We only have one state, and without it we can’t survive
R.Y.K. : Oğuzhan Özçelik Interviewee
00:02:05
Oğuzhan Özçelik, who stood against the traitors at Çengelköy during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt and was wounded by gunfire, said: I never cared about losing my arm. In the end, it was for my country. I wouldn’t hesitate to be involved if it happened again.
We destroyed their dreams and built our children’s dreams
PLAY 00:01:16
General Staff Headquarters
We destroyed their dreams and built our children’s dreams
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Hacıfazlıoğlu Interviewee
00:01:16
Ahmet Hacıfazlıoğlu, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the of Chief of General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We destroyed their dreams and built our children’s dreams. I saw the valiant women of the Turkish nation there.”
Blessed be my father’s blood and mine
PLAY 00:02:11
Atatürk Airport
Blessed be my father’s blood and mine
R.Y.K. : Zekeriya Bitmez Interviewee
00:02:11
Zekeriye Bitmez, who was killed at Atatürk Airport on the night of the failed July 15 FETÖ coup attempt when the traitors opened fire, told his three sons: “We are ready to give our lives for the sake of the nation.”
I recited the basmala and took off
PLAY 00:04:06
Üsküdar
I recited the basmala and took off
R.Y.K. : Sabri Ünal Interviewee
00:04:06
Sabri Ünal, who was crushed under the tanks by the traitors in Üsküdar during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “I said my basmala when I took off, I said the shahada. I took off saying whatever is destined to happen will happen.”
Die but don’t let anybody pass through
PLAY 00:01:40
2nd Army Command
Die but don’t let anybody pass through
R.Y.K. : Zabit Duran Interviewee
00:01:40
Zabit Duran, minibus driver, who took the armored personnel carrier that was seized from the traitors to a safe zone during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt said: “If it happened once more, I would plunge into the tank with my eyes shut.”
The soldiers must return to their barracks
PLAY 00:02
Çengelköy
The soldiers must return to their barracks
R.Y.K. : Ender Demirtaş Interviewee
00:02
Ender Demirtaş, whose foot was injured when soldiers opened fire at the Çengelköy Sabancı Police Station during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: I stopped in front of the putschists and yelled that the soldiers must return to their barracks.
‘Nobody can capture those who greet bullets with open arms’
PLAY 00:01:50
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
‘Nobody can capture those who greet bullets with open arms’
R.Y.K. : Levent Deveci Interviewee
00:01:50
Levent Deveci, who was injured as a result of the gunshots fired by the traitors on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said, “Our aim was to throw them out of there. Nobody can capture those who greet bullets with open arms.”
They didn’t enter our country, they entered our homes
PLAY 00:02:32
Presidential Palace Complex
They didn’t enter our country, they entered our homes
R.Y.K. : Tevfik Akkan, Emrah Akkan Interviewee
00:02:32
Emrah Akkan, the veteran son of martyr Tevfik Akkan who was killed in front of the Presidency Palace by FETÖ on the night of the July 15 coup attempt said, “ If we fell, so too would the Muslim World. They didn’t enter our country, they entered our homes. We won’t have a home if we lose our country.”
We rushed to wherever help was needed
PLAY 00:03:55
General Staff Headquarters
We rushed to wherever help was needed
R.Y.K. : Şerife Şule Delialioğlu Interviewee
00:03:55
Emergency medical technician Şerife Şule Delialioğlu, who took action to help those who were injured across many points around Ankara but primarily the General Staff headquarters during the FETÖ July 15 coup attempt, was also wounded as a result of a bomb that was dropped by putschist soldiers.
I’m upset that I didn’t become a martyr
PLAY 00:01
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
I’m upset that I didn’t become a martyr
R.Y.K. : Abdullah Çay Interviewee
00:01
Abdullah Çay, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality building during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: "A high-ranking officer pointed at me. And I was shot at that moment, but I did not feel the pain."
They kept on raining bullets
PLAY 00:01:25
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
They kept on raining bullets
R.Y.K. : Adviyye Gül İsmailoğlu Interviewee
00:01:25
Adviyye Gül İsmailoğlu, who was injured when the traitors opened fire on those gathered in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We thought soldiers wouldn’t harm their own people, yet they started targeting civilians directly. They kept on raining bullets.”
If we had not gone, they would have come to our homes
PLAY 00:00:40
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
If we had not gone, they would have come to our homes
R.Y.K. : Ayhan Mutlu Şahin Interviewee
00:00:40
Ayhan Mutlu Şahin, who was injured after the traitors opened fire on crowds gathered on the Bosphorus Bridge on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “As a nation, we couldn’t stay at home the night of the coup attempt. They would have come to our houses had we done that.”
‘The scene we saw was really heartbreaking’
PLAY 00:02:42
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
‘The scene we saw was really heartbreaking’
R.Y.K. : Fatih Koca Interviewee
00:02:42
Fatih Koca, who was on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, said he had thought that his brother Enes would not come back alive, but their mother had said, "Don't you dare come back without becoming martyrs. Do everything you can for Islamic unity."
An old, white-bearded man encouraged us
PLAY 00:01:48
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
An old, white-bearded man encouraged us
R.Y.K. : Murat Dursun Interviewee
00:01:48
Murat Dursun, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire on the Bosphorus Bridge during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “They turned the guns and tanks, which are owned by the Turkish people, on those people.”
Tanks couldn't defeat the wall of people
PLAY 00:10:20
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Tanks couldn't defeat the wall of people
R.Y.K. : Bülent Yıldırım Interviewee
00:10:20
IHH head Bülent Yıldırım, who stood up against the traitors at the Istanbul Police Department during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, said, "While we were stopping this coup, we also fought in the name of the streets of Islam."
We gave them water thinking they were our own soldiers
PLAY 00:04:34
Üsküdar
We gave them water thinking they were our own soldiers
00:04:34
On the night of the July 15 coup attempt orchestrated by FETÖ, the residents of the Selamsız neighborhood in Üsküdar decisively pushed back the coup soldiers. As the putschists were attempting to seize the Üsküdar Riot Police Forces Directorate, Romen citizens shielded the police with their lives and property.
Millions rallied to save democracy in Yenikapı
PLAY 00:03:23
Yenikapı
Millions rallied to save democracy in Yenikapı
00:03:23
Millions gathered in Yenikapı in support of democracy, crowning the democracy watch rallies, which had been ongoing since the July 15 coup attempt, with a spectacular display of the will of the people.
Metin Doğan lied down under a tank
PLAY 00:02:48
Atatürk Airport
Metin Doğan lied down under a tank
R.Y.K. : Metin Doğan Interviewee
00:02:48
Metin Doğan, who lied down in front of the tank at Atatürk Airport during the July 15 coup attempt that was perpetrated by FETÖ, said: “I believe that every citizen of this nation, man or woman, has the character to do the same.”
What do the people say?
PLAY 00:03:16
Üsküdar
What do the people say?
00:03:16
After President Erdoğan’s appeal on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, the nation acted as one and went down into the streets to stop the coup soldiers. Yenisafak.com asked the people on the Üsküdar coast about that evening.
There’s one thing I won’t forget
PLAY 00:00:40
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
There’s one thing I won’t forget
R.Y.K. : Sabri Gündüz Interviewee
00:00:40
Sabri Gündüz, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire on the Bosporus Bridge during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “I may forget the pain in my leg, I may forgive, but I cannot forget the pain I felt from being separating from my child.”
We thought they were plastic bullet, but they shot G3s
PLAY 00:02:45
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
We thought they were plastic bullet, but they shot G3s
R.Y.K. : Fatih Üstün Interviewee
00:02:45
Fatih Üstün, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality building during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: "We thought we were shot with plastic bullets. However, they shot us with G3 bullets."
It was a massacre
PLAY 00:02:48
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
It was a massacre
R.Y.K. : Habip Kiraz Interviewee
00:02:48
Habip Kiraz, who was wounded by gunfire opened by the traitors on the Martyrs’ Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ said, “I said that they wouldn’t use real bullets. They’re Turkish soldiers. But when I saw those who were being shot and getting killed, I understood that it was a massacre.”
The FETÖ doctors didn’t help the injured
PLAY 00:04:44
Gendarmerie General Command
The FETÖ doctors didn’t help the injured
R.Y.K. : Rıdvan Demir Interviewee
00:04:44
Chief Administrative Judge Ridvan Demir, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire near the Ankara Gendarmerie General Command during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “Everybody was against the terrorists; the right wingers, the left wingers, the nationalists, the conservatives, those who wear the scarf and those who don’t, those in turbans, the bearded, those in cassocks, they were all there. This is a detail that can’t be missed. "
‘May God protect both the state and you’
PLAY 00:01:15
General Staff Headquarters
‘May God protect both the state and you’
R.Y.K. : Çetin Yıldız Interviewee
00:01:15
The mother of Çetin Yıldız , who was seriously wounded when he fell and hit his head on the sidewalk while putting up resistance to the putschists’ tanks in front of the General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I sent Çetin saying, ‘May God protect our religion, our state and you.’”
He borrowed money from his neighbor to go out on the streets
PLAY 00:02:30
General Staff Headquarters
He borrowed money from his neighbor to go out on the streets
R.Y.K. : Cengiz Eğilmez Interviewee
00:02:30
Cengiz Eğilmez, whose leg was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the General Staff Headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I thought of my children when I heard what was going on. I realized this would cause our country to go back, not forward. That’s why I stood against the traitors.”
Must one be a soldier to become a martyr
PLAY 00:02:55
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Must one be a soldier to become a martyr
R.Y.K. : Muhammed Ambar Interviewee
00:02:55
Melek Ambar, sister of Muhammed Ambar who was martyred by gunfire from the traitors on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt committed by FETÖ said: This time Turkey has become united as a whole. We will call those responsible to account all together. I thought nobody would be able call us to account.
We were thrust into the action
PLAY 00:10:10
Çiğli 2nd Main Jet Base Command
We were thrust into the action
R.Y.K. : Bahattin Akgün Interviewee
00:10:10
Lt. Col. Bahattin Akgün, a pilot who delayed the attack on the hotel President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was staying in on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I understood they were traitors when I heard them say: ‘By tomorrow, we’ll either be heroes or traitors.’ At that moment, I realized that we were thrust into the middle of the action of an insidious plot like this.”
‘Dad, I couldn’t be a martyr’
PLAY 00:05:45
General Staff Headquarters
‘Dad, I couldn’t be a martyr’
R.Y.K. : Murat Altunışık Interviewee
00:05:45
Murat Altunışık who was wounded from his arm by gunfire from the traitors in front of the General Staff Headquarters during the July 15th coup attempt committed by FETÖ, said “I called my father for renouncing all his immaterial rights on me. My father told me, ‘Don’t come back, you only die once.’”
God ruined their plans
PLAY 00:02:12
Gendarmerie General Command
God ruined their plans
R.Y.K. : Hikmet Akbal Interviewee
00:02:12
Hikmet Akbal, who was injured when the traitors opened fire from the helicopter and whose feet were crushed under the tanks in front of Ankara Gendarme Command during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ said, “They said that they would shoot me if I uttered a word. God ruined their plans. That is enough for us.”
There was no fear but excitement
PLAY 00:10:35
Nurettin Baransel Barracks
There was no fear but excitement
R.Y.K. : Ömer Sefa Hacımustafaoğulları Interviewee
00:10:35
Lawyer Ömer Sefa Hacımustafaoğulları, who fought against the traitors with his father Mustafa Hacımustafaoğulları and brother Muhammed Murat Hacımustafaoğulları in front of Kartal Cevizli Nurettin Baransel Barracks during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: "When I saw the tanks I didn’t feel nervous or scared. The tank’s gun turret was moving with me. I only felt the excitement of saving the country."
Mehmet Çelik witnessed the first breath of July 16
PLAY 00:01:48
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Mehmet Çelik witnessed the first breath of July 16
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Çelik Interviewee
00:01:48
Mehmet Çelik, a doctor who helped a woman give birth in the back seat of a taxi near the Bosphorus Bridge the morning after the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: "Everyone brought first aid supplies from their cars for the birth.”
I witnessed someone’s head being severed
PLAY 00:03:50
Gendarmerie General Command
I witnessed someone’s head being severed
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Tahir İkiler Interviewee
00:03:50
Theater actor Mehmet Tahir İkiler, who witnessed the acts of traitors in front of Ankara Gendarmerie General Command during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ said, “I don’t know what I was thinking that night. I thought we’re losing our motherland. Eight people died and were martyred right next to me. Some lost their heads, some their arms.”
Putschists shot our flag
PLAY 00:01:32
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Putschists shot our flag
R.Y.K. : Zekeriya Yaşar Interviewee
00:01:32
Zekeriya Yaşar, who was injured when the traitors opened fire on Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ said, “On that day, neither the country, nor the nation had any value for them. They directly opened fire on the flags.”
I would put up the same fight tomorrow
PLAY 00:09:59
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
I would put up the same fight tomorrow
R.Y.K. : Mahfuz Göl Interviewee
00:09:59
Mahfuz Göl, who was wounded by gunfire by the traitors in front of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ said, “As long as I have this love and respect for our flag, I will put up the same fight tomorrow.”
My father is a hero
PLAY 00:01:13
Police Headquarters
My father is a hero
R.Y.K. : Cüneyt Bursa Interviewee
00:01:13
Ceylin Bursa, the daughter of police chief Cüneyt Bursa who was martyred in front of Ankara Police Headquarters with the bullets fired by traitors on July 15 during the coup attempt staged by FETÖ said, “My father’s not dead. My father died as a martyr, he died as a hero.”
Nothing bad will happen to us as long as we have our faith
PLAY 00:01
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Nothing bad will happen to us as long as we have our faith
R.Y.K. : Samet Can Avcı Interviewee
00:01
Samet Can Avcı, who witnessed the events experienced on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, said, “That night, there were not only men there. My elder and younger sisters were on my right, on my left. Nothing bad will happen to us as long as we have our faith.”
If this fort crashes, it will break the back of the Islamic world
PLAY 00:01:30
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
If this fort crashes, it will break the back of the Islamic world
R.Y.K. : Muharrem Kazancı Interviewee
00:01:30
Muharrem Kazancı, who was wounded on the Martyrs Bridge by the bullets of the traitors of the July 15 coup attempt, staged by FETÖ, said, “We have to protect our motherland at the cost of our lives. God has taken away the fear in our hearts. Turkey is the last standing fort. If this fort crashes, it will break the back of the Islamic world.
They mowed people down without any targets
PLAY 00:01:28
Police Headquarters
They mowed people down without any targets
R.Y.K. : İsmail Çiftçi Interviewee
00:01:28
İsmail Çiftçi, who was wounded in front of the Ankara Police Headquarters by gunfire opened by the traitors during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, said, “When I asked them if they would shoot at me even though I was on of their people, all they said was, ‘Don’t approach. I’ll shoot you.’ The soldiers mowed people down randomly.”
We repelled the traitors arm in arm
PLAY 00:02:05
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We repelled the traitors arm in arm
R.Y.K. : Tayyip Ayvalıoğlu Interviewee
00:02:05
Tayyip Ayvalıoğlu, 22, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors on the Martyrs' Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: God took away fear from inside of us. As the traitors were shooting, we advanced towards them. We repelled the traitors arm in arm.”
If Turkey stands up, the Islamic world will stand up
PLAY 00:01:56
Borsa İstanbul
If Turkey stands up, the Islamic world will stand up
R.Y.K. : Ali Usta Interviewee
00:01:56
Civil Engineer Ali Usta, who was wounded with his wife by gunfire from the traitors in front of Borsa Istanbul during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: After this hour, blood may flow, we may die but they will never be successful.
It was an unforgettable night
PLAY 00:02:28
July 15 Martyrs Bridge
It was an unforgettable night
R.Y.K. : Seyit Ali Gümüştaş Interviewee
00:02:28
Doctor Seyit Ali Gümüştaş, who treated the wounded on the Martyrs Bridge during the FETÖ July 15 coup attempt, said: That night people experienced something they will never be able to forget for a lifetime. July 15 might be over in terms of the date, but its impact will last for years.
There was no way back
PLAY 00:01:30
İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
There was no way back
R.Y.K. : Mesud Akyüz Interviewee
00:01:30
Mesud Akyüz, who was injured at Saraçhane by gunfire from the traitors during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt said: I told those around me, ‘There is no way back, we must continue.’
The one who turns against their soldier becomes a soldier of the enemy
PLAY 00:07:50
Kartaltepe Barracks
The one who turns against their soldier becomes a soldier of the enemy
R.Y.K. : Davut Ala Interviewee
00:07:50
Infantryman Davut Ala, who was the Kartaltepe Barrack Commander in İstanbul during July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, did not surrender his barracks to the coup soldiers by showing a heroic resistance, although he got shot with seven bullets during the armed conflict. Ala said, “The one who turns against their soldier becomes a soldier of the enemy.”
Bilal Davut Hasetci was held hostage at TÜRKSAT
PLAY 00:03:03
TÜRKSAT
Bilal Davut Hasetci was held hostage at TÜRKSAT
R.Y.K. : Bilal Davut Hasetçi Interviewee
00:03:03
Bilal Davut Hasetçi, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the TÜRKSAT (Turkish Satellite Communications and Cable TV Operations Company) building during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “The plotters that couldn’t cut the broadcast off due to the citizens resistance told us to ‘Evacuate in 5 minutes, or anyone who doesn’t will be blown up by the bomb.’”
Our nation used themselves to shield the state
PLAY 00:02:40
Presidential Palace Complex
Our nation used themselves to shield the state
R.Y.K. : Erkan Yiğit Interviewee
00:02:40
Hakan Yiğit, whose younger brother, Erkan Yiğit, was martyred by a bomb the traitors dropped near the Presidential Palace complex during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “Our nation used themselves to shield the state that night.”
A divine hand pulled Turkey back from the precipice
PLAY 00:01:25
Atatürk Airport
A divine hand pulled Turkey back from the precipice
R.Y.K. : Danyal Şimşek Interviewee
00:01:25
Danyal Şimşek, who stopped the traitors’ tanks by stuffing their exhaust pipes with his shirts at Atatürk Airport during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We were falling off a cliff and it felt as if a divine hand grabbed hold of us there.”
I learned from the doctors that I had been shot
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General Staff Headquarters
I learned from the doctors that I had been shot
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Erdinç Türkmenoğlu Interviewee
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Ahmet Erdinç Türkmenoğlu, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the General Staff Headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We went there to die. Traitors in military uniforms fired on civilians with our weapons. My friend was martyred right in front of me.”
“My mind is at ease but my heart can’t be so brave”
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Presidential Palace Complex
“My mind is at ease but my heart can’t be so brave”
R.Y.K. : Oğuzhan Yaşar Interviewee
00:02:08
Ahmet Yaşar, the father of Oğuzhan Yaşar who was martyred when the traitors opened fire in front of the Presidential Palace complex during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We must pay this price so that in the future our children are in peace.”
People advanced toward bullets
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Taksim Square
People advanced toward bullets
R.Y.K. : Metin Bağ Interviewee
00:03:13
Metin Bağ, an engineer who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in Taksim Square during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We warned the traitorous putschists and told them, ‘Don’t be against us, be on our side.’”
I was ready to face death for unity and solidarity
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Cizre
I was ready to face death for unity and solidarity
R.Y.K. : Bedia Atan Interviewee
00:02:30
“I was ready to die for Islam, for my state, for unity and solidarity,” said Bedia Atan, a housewife who stood against the coup traitors on the Cizre Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ.
“I’m going to become a martyr”
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Çengelköy
“I’m going to become a martyr”
R.Y.K. : Murat Akdemir Interviewee
00:05:12
İsmail Akdemir, whose son, Murat Akdemir, was martyred in Çengelköy when the traitors opened fire during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “On the evening of the coup attempt my son said, ‘Mom, the chief is calling on us, I’m going to become a martyr,’ and left the house.”
We all went there risking death
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We all went there risking death
R.Y.K. : Ali Niyazi Erduran Interviewee
00:01:28
Ali Niyazi Erduran, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire on the Bosphorus Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “We all went risking death. If it happened again, we would go again. We would go without a thought at all.”
Erol Olçok died as a martyr next to me
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Erol Olçok died as a martyr next to me
R.Y.K. : Erol Olçok Interviewee
00:03:13
Ramazan Demir, a good friend of renowned advertiser Erol Olçok who died as a martyr on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, fought alongside Olçok and told yenisafak.com about how they resisted shoulder to shoulder.
People should protect their homeland for themselves
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Atatürk Airport
People should protect their homeland for themselves
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Ünal Interviewee
00:11:15
Mustafa Ünal, a company manager who was injured at Atatürk Airport during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: "We climbed on top of the tanks that were near the [air traffic control] tower. My fingers broke when I knocked the glass of the tank heavily to convince the soldiers. The man on my right was shot in the forehead and martyred. "
The country is ours, the state is ours
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Special Forces Command
The country is ours, the state is ours
R.Y.K. : Metin Ayvaz Interviewee
00:01:55
Metin Ayvaz, who had been taking the wounded to the hospital in his own car and was wounded in front of Gölbaşı Special Operations Command during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I was wounded after the second bomb. It was a night from hell. But I wouldn’t think twice before going if the same thing happened again.”
Will my soldier shoot at me?
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General Staff Headquarters
Will my soldier shoot at me?
R.Y.K. : Recep Kara Interviewee
00:00:55
Recep Kara, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the Chief of Staff building during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt said: Citizens kept advancing even though they saw that those in the front were shot down. There were people with such huge wounds that I was ashamed of my small one.
The people were victorious
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
The people were victorious
R.Y.K. : Ramazan Çil Interviewee
00:02:12
Ramazan Çil who was wounded on the Martyrs Bridge during the FETÖ July 15 coup attempt said: Those responsible will be punished. The people were victorious.
May both my leg and my life be sacrificed for the nation
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Borsa İstanbul
May both my leg and my life be sacrificed for the nation
R.Y.K. : Bayram Sağlam Interviewee
00:02:42
Bayram Sağlam, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the Istanbul Stock Exchange during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: Even though they attempted a coup, the soldiers are our soldiers, and we thought they wouldn’t shoot at us. We couldn’t have known that they were terrorists in military uniforms. Let my foot heal and we’ll go out to the streets again. May my other foot be sacrificed if it means nothing bad happens to the nation.
Each person fought with the might of 10 people
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Üsküdar
Each person fought with the might of 10 people
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Injured heroes speak about the night they went into the streets to stand up to the traitors in various places in Istanbul on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt.
A one-of-a-kind son
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
A one-of-a-kind son
R.Y.K. : İlhan Varank Interviewee
00:00:30
Ali Haydar Varank, the father of Dr. İlhan Varank, who was martyred when the traitors opened fire on those gathered in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality at the night of the July 15, said: “He was a one-of-a-kind son. He always looked after me. He was my backbone.”
Medical crew members’ eyewitness account of the attack on Marmaris
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Marmaris
Medical crew members’ eyewitness account of the attack on Marmaris
00:07:10
FETÖ soldiers attacked the hotel where President Erdoğan was staying in the resort town of Marmaris. On-site medical workers who treated wounded police in the aftermath of the attack spoke about what they experienced on the night of July 15.
We exist if the state exists
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We exist if the state exists
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Çakal Interviewee
00:03:13
Mustafa Çakal, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors on the Bosphorus Bridge during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: I had never thought that soldiers would fire at us. When I was shot, I thought it was a rubber bullet that hit me. I couldn’t believe that I was shot with a real bullet.
They tied our hands and feet
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Çengelköy
They tied our hands and feet
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Eyewitnesses describe what happened in Çengelköy, Istanbul, on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt. Witnesses said a putschist colonel told the people in Çengelköy “We will burn and bring ruin, we will smash Çengelköy, tell them not to resist.”
Everyone was there for martyrdom
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Everyone was there for martyrdom
R.Y.K. : Abdullah Turan Interviewee
00:02:37
Abdullah Turan, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Building during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: Everybody was using their body as a shield to resist the putschists’ attacks, without thinking about their arms or legs. Everyone was there for martyrdom. We envy and are jealous of our friends who were martyred.”
If the motherland is at stake, the rest are just details
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Borsa İstanbul
If the motherland is at stake, the rest are just details
R.Y.K. : Halil Gram Interviewee
00:03:14
Halil Gram, who was one of the first people to get shot in front of Borsa Istanbul (Istanbul Stock Exchange) during the July 15 coup attempt of FETÖ said, “My son is a soldier and I’m being shot by one. How sad is this?”
Don’t you dare runaway
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General Staff Headquarters
Don’t you dare runaway
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Karagöz Interviewee
00:04:40
Mustafa Karagöz, who stood up to the traitors using his personal weapon as they attacked crowds gathered in front of the General Staff Command on the night of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “I said: ‘citizens, don’t you dare runaway, if you do so, you will embolden them,’ and I tried to keep everyone together as one.”
If we don’t go out, the people won’t stay
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Presidential Palace Complex
If we don’t go out, the people won’t stay
R.Y.K. : Ali İhsan Lezgi, Yasin Lezgi Interviewee
00:02:46
Sevgi Lezgi’s whose husband, Ali İhsan Lezgi, was martyred and son, Yasin Lezgi, was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the Presidential Palace complex during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “My husband and son said ‘If we don’t go, the people won’t stay,’ and left after asking for my blessing.”
Putschists handcuffed our hands and feet
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Çengelköy
Putschists handcuffed our hands and feet
00:01
Hasan Dede, who was detained during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, said: “They handcuffed our hands and our feet. They hit my father with a metal bat. The traitors didn’t even allow a father to take medicine to his sick child saying ‘Thousands have been killed already, move on.’”
The youngest martyr of the July 15 coup attempt
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Bayrampaşa
The youngest martyr of the July 15 coup attempt
R.Y.K. : İhsan Altuntaşoğlu Interviewee
00:01:42
During the failed coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ on July 15, the traitors opened fire in the Bayrampaşa area, wounding and killing many people. This is also where the youngest martyr, Ibrahim Yıldırım lost his life. Yıldırım’s friend, İhsan Altuntaşoğlu, said this about his friend: “We always dreamed of the future. His life was sacrificed for the homeland. Halil İbrahim was martyred for his homeland.”
I will leave my 6 children and will go out in the squares
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Kazan
I will leave my 6 children and will go out in the squares
R.Y.K. : Ali Anar Interviewee
00:00:45
Mother of six Nuray Anar, wife of headman Ali Anar, who was martyred during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ at Kazan, said: “I am ready to stand against those traitors and hold them to account.”
Putschists rained bullets on people chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Putschists rained bullets on people chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’
R.Y.K. : Ramazan Çelik Interviewee
00:01:50
During the failed coup attempt on July 15 the traitors opened fire in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), wounding and killing many people. One of the people who was wounded but survived was Ramazan Çelik, who said, “I am grieving because I am a veteran. If only I could have been martyred.”
Those who did this insurrection do not now the Turkish nation
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General Staff Headquarters
Those who did this insurrection do not now the Turkish nation
R.Y.K. : Ali Yılmaz Interviewee
00:03:13
Ali Yılmaz, who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the General Staff Headquarters during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “I thought it was a joke at first. We sang the national anthem while we entered the General Staff Headquarters. The commander ordered the soldiers: ‘Kill them.’ But it’s obvious that those who did this insurrection don’t know the Turkish nation.”
My father and I recited the proclamation of faith
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
My father and I recited the proclamation of faith
R.Y.K. : İlhan Akmanoğlu, İbrahim Akmanoğlu Interviewee
00:02:20
İlhan Akmanoğlu, who was wounded along with his father İbrahim Akmanoğlu when the traitors opened fire on the Bosphorus Bridge during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “We recited the proclamation of faith together and asked for each other’s forgiveness.”
If I didn’t go out that night, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
If I didn’t go out that night, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life
R.Y.K. : Muhammed Emin Tekin Interviewee
00:03:03
Muhammed Emin Tekin, a student who left arm was shot when the traitors who had blocked the Bosphorus Bridge with tanks opened fire on innocent civilians during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “I am 19 years old and I experienced a coup for the first time. If I didn’t go out that night, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life.”
The wounded were laid on sheets on the floor
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
The wounded were laid on sheets on the floor
R.Y.K. : Muhammed Cihat Akkaya Interviewee
00:02:30
Muhammed Cihat Akkaya, a student who was shot by the traitors who opened fire in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt said: “The stretchers at the hospital weren’t enough. They had to lay the wounded on the sheets they laid on the floor. My wound on my front was stitched with local anesthesia, but there weren’t enough anesthetics left for the wound on my back.”
Syrian man: Let’s not have what happened in our homeland happen in our second home
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Syrian man: Let’s not have what happened in our homeland happen in our second home
R.Y.K. : Ömer Halid Dervişe Interviewee
00:01:28
During the failed coup attempt on July 15 the traitors opened fire in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), wounding and killing many people. One of the people who was wounded but survived was Syrian Omar Halid Dervişe, whose brother Muhammed Halid Dervişe said: “After coming from Syria and experiencing what took place there, we came out into the streets to prevent the same thing from happening in Turkey, our second home.”
Survivors of the coup envy those martyred
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Survivors of the coup envy those martyred
R.Y.K. : Erol Bulut Interviewee
00:04
Erol Bulut who was wounded when the traitors opened fire in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) building during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “The Çanakkale spirit taught this nation how to unite. I’m very jealous of the martyrs. May God bestow martyrdom upon us too.”
I wiped the blood that splashed on my face with my hands
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Çengelköy
I wiped the blood that splashed on my face with my hands
R.Y.K. : Abdullah İlker Ergin Interviewee
00:01:42
On the night of the July 15 coup attempt, Abdullah İlker Ergin was another victim of the gunshots fired in the district of Çengelköy by FETÖ coup plotters. Ergin recounted the incidents of the night, saying, “While we were carrying our wounded friend to the car, my friend on my right side was shot on the left side of his body. Blood splattered on my face. They shot me a little later.”
We fearlessly confronted the putschists
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Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
We fearlessly confronted the putschists
R.Y.K. : İlhan Turan Interviewee
00:02:25
During the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, visually impaired veteran İlhan Turan, resisted the traitors on the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. İlhan Turan recounted the events of that night, saying, “No matter how close they came toward us, we didn’t run away. We overcame this calamity, thank God. ”
Without a homeland, there is no honor
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Without a homeland, there is no honor
R.Y.K. : Hakan Doğru Interviewee
00:01:37
Hakan Doğru, who was injured while resisting the traitors on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, said: “This is a matter of the state. They wanted to divide and sell this country. Without our homeland, there is no honor. We would rather die than live without our homeland.”
Putschists threw a man from the second floor of the building
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General Staff Headquarters
Putschists threw a man from the second floor of the building
R.Y.K. : Resul Emin Aydoğdu Interviewee
00:03:48
During the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, Rasul Emin Aydoğdu was thrown from the second floor of the General Staff Headquarters. Rasul Emin Aydoğdu recounted the events saying, “One senior officer said, ‘You’re going to die’ to me. He held me outside of the window and started shooting as he threw me off the second floor. If the same thing were to happen, I would once again get up and go. ”
The security of the homeland is more important than my arm
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Orhanlı Toll Booth
The security of the homeland is more important than my arm
R.Y.K. : Üzeyir Civan Interviewee
00:03:30
Üzeyir Civan, who lost his arm as a result of wounds he sustained when the traitorous soldiers opened fire at the Orhanlı toll both during FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt, said: “If the country is secure then my arm is not important at all.”
Nurullah Keleş lost half of his skull
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Presidential Palace Complex
Nurullah Keleş lost half of his skull
R.Y.K. : Nurullah Keleş Interviewee
00:03:03
Nurullah Keleş, who lost parts of his skull and chin in front of the Presidential Palace Complex during the failed coup attempt on July 15 staged by FETÖ, said: “If it happens again, I would go again without blinking an eye.”
Ömer Halisdemir was in front of me and the Turkish nation was behind me
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Çankaya Palace Complex
Ömer Halisdemir was in front of me and the Turkish nation was behind me
R.Y.K. : Yaşar Yaldız Interviewee
00:04:40
Yaşar Yaldız, who resisted the tanks of the putschists in front of the Çankaya Palce Complex on the night of the coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ on July 15 by himself, said: “I didn’t feel like I was by myself there. There was Ömer Halisdemir in front of me and the Turkish nation behind me. I did everything I possibly could for my people and for my homeland.”
Coup survivor describes shrapnel lodged in his body as ‘medals of honor’
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Presidential Palace Complex
Coup survivor describes shrapnel lodged in his body as ‘medals of honor’
R.Y.K. : Abdurrahman Kafkas Interviewee
00:04:48
Abdurrahman Kafkas, who was among those who were wounded by FETÖ traitors in front of the Presidential Palace Complex on the night of July 15, said: “I will carry 20 pieces of shrapnel in my body for the rest of my life. These are my medals of honor.”
There are pieces of shrapnel lodged in my arm, shoulder and leg
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
There are pieces of shrapnel lodged in my arm, shoulder and leg
R.Y.K. : Ramazan Nerede Interviewee
00:01:58
Ramazan Nerede, who was injured while resisting the FETÖ putschists on the Bosphorus Bridge on July 15, said: “We stood against the traitors alongside the police. The police encouraged us by saying, ‘If we fall as martyrs, do not let our guns fall, and do not let them take our honor.’”
Citizens walked into the crossfire
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Police Headquarters
Citizens walked into the crossfire
R.Y.K. : Hasan Kılıç Interviewee
00:01
Hasan Kılıç, who was wounded by gunshots fired by the FETÖ traitors in front of the Ankara General Directorate of Security on the night of the July 15 coup attempt, said: “May God be pleased with our people. They did not retreat or take a step back. Instead they willingly walked into the crossfire.”
We walked courageously into the fire whilst chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
We walked courageously into the fire whilst chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’
R.Y.K. : Nedim Zeki Interviewee
00:03:26
Nedim Zeki, who was injured during the coup attempt on the night of July 15 on the Bosphorus Bridge by FETÖ traitors, said: “We didn’t go there thinking about ourselves, we went there with only our nation in mind. We would go again if it were to happen again.”
‘I am 88 years old and I would join the army if necessary’
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Center
‘I am 88 years old and I would join the army if necessary’
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Eteş Interviewee
00:02:58
Mustafa Eteş, an 88 year old man from Ordu, witnessed the failed coup attempt from his television screen. He recounts the events that occurred the night of July 15, saying, “I am 88 years old and if I was summoned for military service today, I would definitely go in a heartbeat. I would lie down in front of the tanks and would even shoot my gun.”
There’s no doubt that I would go again
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Sakarya Governorship
There’s no doubt that I would go again
R.Y.K. : Ali Önkol Interviewee
00:01:50
During the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ, Ali Önkol was amongst the wounded who resisted the traitors in front of the Sakarya Governorate. Önkol said: “I believe that as a nation, we did what was necessary that night. There is no doubt that if it were to happen again, I would go again.”
Whatever is destined to be will happen
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Whatever is destined to be will happen
R.Y.K. : Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Interviewee
00:05:10
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave an interview to Reuters in the wake of FETÖ’s July 15 coup attempt in which he said: “Whatever is destined to be will happen. There is no reckoning higher than God’s.”
I only thought about the nation and the flag
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
I only thought about the nation and the flag
R.Y.K. : Hilmi Çetin Interviewee
00:01:20
Hilmi Çetin, who was wounded on the Martyrs' Bridge when the traitorous coup soldiers opened fire on the night of the failed July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: We told them to drop their weapons, but despite our warning they fired a series of rounds over us. At that moment I only thought about the nation and the flag.”
‘Martyrdom is God's greatest reward’
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General Staff Headquarters
‘Martyrdom is God's greatest reward’
R.Y.K. : İkran Tutal Interviewee
00:03:18
İkran Tutal, who was wounded when traitors drove over him with a tank during the July 15 coup attempt carried out by FETÖ, said: “Praise be to God, they gave up but our people suffered. We have martyrs and veterans.”
What would happen if the Italian Parliament was bombed?
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What would happen if the Italian Parliament was bombed?
R.Y.K. : Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Interviewee
00:03
In an interview with Italian RAİ News 24 after the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “This was a coup attempt on democracy in Turkey. What would happen if the Italian Parliament was bombed? Would Mogherini say as an Italian that they did well?”
Among six friends from the same village one fell a martyr, one became a veteran
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Among six friends from the same village one fell a martyr, one became a veteran
R.Y.K. : Hamit Hakan Yılmaztürk Interviewee
00:03:10
Hamit Haka Yılmaztürk, who was wounded by the traitors’ gunshots on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ said, “Bullets were flying everywhere. Finally, one hit me in the face. We thought, even if 300 to 500 people die here, others will come to our rescue.”
The traitors died standing up
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
The traitors died standing up
R.Y.K. : Haşim Bozdemir Interviewee
00:07:33
Haşim Bozdemir, who fought against the traitors at Saraçhane during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ said, “People disperse when there’s a of life or death situation. But that day, people were jumping forward to become martyrs.”
This isn’t an uprising, it’s an armed coup attempt
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This isn’t an uprising, it’s an armed coup attempt
R.Y.K. : Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Interviewee
00:04:36
Speaking to the British media outlet Reuters after the coup attempt by FETÖ on July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “This isn’t an uprising. It’s an armed coup attempt. It’s not a 24-hour situation. There’s much more to it.” To the questions of Western media members, he said that the State of Emergency might be extended.
There is no morning to this night
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General Staff Headquarters
There is no morning to this night
R.Y.K. : Suat Aloğlu Interviewee
00:03:13
Fatma Aloğlu, the mother of Suat Aloğlu, who lost his life in the bombings that took place in front of the General Staff Headquarters’ building during the coup attempt on July 15 by FETÖ, said that Suat left the house saying, “There is no morning to this night. We are not leaving this country to anyone.”
I stood tall when I wore my father’s uniform
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Special Forces Command
I stood tall when I wore my father’s uniform
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Kasım Tecimen Interviewee
00:05
Ahmet Kasım Tecimen, son of police chief Mustafa Tecimen who was killed by the bomb dropped on Gölbaşı Special Operations Department during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, said, "I was wearing my father's clothes after the event. I felt proud and that kept me upright."
The traitors’s bullet entered his temple
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
The traitors’s bullet entered his temple
R.Y.K. : Yusuf Ak Interviewee
00:03:45
Yusuf Ak, who was injured by shrapnel from the bombs dropped by the traitors on the Martyrs Bridge on July 15 coup attempt by FETÖ, said, “My toe was amputated. But if they gave me a weapon today or even a pocket knife, I’d go again.”
Life is useless without a country
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Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Life is useless without a country
R.Y.K. : Fuat Bozkurt Interviewee
00:01:26
“The country comes first. A life is useless without a country,” said Hasan Bozkurt, the father of Fuat Bozkurt, who was martyred with the bombing of the Turkish Grand National Assembly during the July 15 coup attempt staged by FETÖ.
I am ready for my country, even if there’s death at the end
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2nd Army Command
I am ready for my country, even if there’s death at the end
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Özbey Interviewee
00:02:48
Mustafa Özbey, who hijacked a tank controlled by putschists and took it to Malatya Gendarmerie Special Operations during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, said, “I would risk death for my country. The thought of being even a pinch useful to the security forces, my country and my people makes me so happy.”
Erdoğan: I couldn’t believe it at first
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Erdoğan: I couldn’t believe it at first
R.Y.K. : Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Interviewee
00:03:55
After the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated in his interview with Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, “In fact, I heard the news from my brother-in-law. My brother-in-law informed me, but naturally, at first, I couldn’t believe the news he was talking about. But later, the incidents confirmed the news.”
I bandaged the exploded flesh
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
I bandaged the exploded flesh
R.Y.K. : Fikret Demirkapu Interviewee
00:04:26
Fikret Demirkapu, who was wounded by the gunfire of FETÖ-affiliated soldiers on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt, said, “None of them has the right to say, ‘I was deceived,’ because the people you were firing at were not your enemy, they were Turkish citizens, who carried Turkish flags.’
‘I was going to either die jumping, or from the tank’
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General Staff Headquarters
‘I was going to either die jumping, or from the tank’
R.Y.K. : Emre Tutal Interviewee
00:01:33
Emre Tutal, who was wounded in front of the General Staff Headquarters’ building by tanks that ran over him during the July 15 coup attempt of FETÖ, said, “The tank cornered us. They shoveled us all down and dragged us.”
It was a tough night
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Police Headquarters
It was a tough night
R.Y.K. : Fazıl Boztaş Interviewee
00:01:08
Fazıl Boztaş, who was wounded in front of Ankara Police Department after the gunfire by the putschists on the night of the July 15 coup attempt of FETÖ, said, “We saved our country by cooperating all together.”
Martyrdom was brave İbrahim’s destiny
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Martyrdom was brave İbrahim’s destiny
R.Y.K. : İbrahim Yılmaz Interviewee
00:02:10
Ünal Yılmaz, the father of imam İbrahim Yılmaz, who was martyred in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality after the gunfire by putschists during the July 15 coup attempt by FETÖ, stated, “I will raise brave youths like İbrahim, as many as possible in my lifetime.”
A traitor can have no title or rank
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Police Headquarters
A traitor can have no title or rank
R.Y.K. : Kemal Kullebi Interviewee
00:02:02
Police officer Kemal Kullebi, who was wounded after the attack at Ankara Police Department during the July 15 coup attempt of FETÖ, said, “That’s to say, there are no titles or ranks to be a traitor, but the army is our army. We’d die for them, and they’d die for us.”
They shot even the martyrs
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Police Headquarters
They shot even the martyrs
R.Y.K. : Muammer Han Interviewee
00:02:48
Police officer Muammer Han, who was wounded at the Ankara Police Department after gunfire by the putschists during the July 15 coup attempt of FETÖ, said, “They were firing like crazy. They continued firing even at those who fell martyr. We were saved by God first, and then the patriotism of the Turkish people.”
Everything was under control within 12 hours
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Everything was under control within 12 hours
R.Y.K. : Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Interviewee
00:00:39
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to American media outlet CNN after the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, and said, “We said that the Turkish government was at work in the first announcement. Everything was taken under control within 12 hours.”
“This bullet will remain a mark”
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AKOM
“This bullet will remain a mark”
R.Y.K. : Musa İlhan Interviewee
00:01
Musa İlhan, who was wounded by the gunshots of traitors in front of the Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) during the treacherous coup attempt on July 15 by FETÖ members, also experienced a life-threatening situation as the bullet hit right next to his heart. “I’ll carry the bullet I got hit with on July 15 for the rest of my life. It’ll be a mark,” he said.
Putschists repelled by President Erdogan’s sagacity
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Putschists repelled by President Erdogan’s sagacity
R.Y.K. : Berat Albayrak Interviewee
00:05:16
In televised explanations of the events of the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak said: President Erdoğan decided to leave the hotel where he was having his holiday by his own initiative and after realizing what was happening. He directed that period from beginning to end with consultations and his sagaciousness.
All good things come with a price
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
All good things come with a price
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Yılmaz Interviewee
00:04
Ayşegül Yılmaz, the wife of Mehmet Yılmaz who was martyred on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt by FETÖ traitors said, “All good things come with a price.”
A tremendous crowd gathered
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
A tremendous crowd gathered
R.Y.K. : Cengiz Güncü Interviewee
00:02:25
Cengiz Güncü, who was wounded by the gunshots of the FETÖ-affiliated soldiers on the Martyrs Bridge during the coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, said: “I struggle to walk but it’s all worth my country.”
The putschist soldiers laughed when we called them traitors
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
The putschist soldiers laughed when we called them traitors
R.Y.K. : Seda Akman Interviewee
00:05:35
Seda Akman, who witnessed the incidents in Zeytinburnu and on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15 coup attempt of FETÖ, stated, “High ranked soldiers pointed guns at us. When we yelled ‘traitors’ at them, they laughed at us without a response. In despair, one of the police officers pointed his gun at the F-16s to stop them.”
We will never leave our flag
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Special Forces Command
We will never leave our flag
R.Y.K. : Gülşah Güler Interviewee
00:02:40
The brother of Deputy Police Chief, Gülşah Güler, who lost her life at the attack on the Gölbaşı Special Operations Unit Presidency during the July 15th FETÖ coup attempt said, “If I don’t leave, if they don’t leave, nothing will happen to Turkey.”
“It was as if Mustafa was more than one person”
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Orhanlı Toll Booth
“It was as if Mustafa was more than one person”
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Direkli Interviewee
00:02:24
Veysel Kilim, a close friend of Mustafa Direkli, who was shot and martyred by the traitors at the Istanbul Orhanlı toll booths at the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ explained the events. “Mustafa loved his country and his nation. He wanted to become a martyr with all his heart. God blessed him with his wish,” said Kilim.
I’ve never seen such courage
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General Staff Headquarters
I’ve never seen such courage
R.Y.K. : Yusuf Çelik Interviewee
00:02:48
Ahmet İzgi, an Anadolu Agency (AA) reporter that took photos of Yusuf Çelik, who became a martyr at the entrance of the General Staff building during the July 15th coup attempt said, “He laid in front of the tanks on his own. I’m a war correspondent and I’ve never seen such courage in Egypt, Libya nor in Iraq.”
Destined to be martyred not in the military but on July 15th
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Destined to be martyred not in the military but on July 15th
R.Y.K. : Samet Uslu Interviewee
00:02:28
“My child sacrificed himself for our country, for our people and for our nation,” said Hüseyin Uslu, who is the father of Samet Uslu, who was martyred at the age of 26 when the traitors opened fire on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15th coup attempt staged by FETÖ.
They formed a human shield in front of the police station
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Maltepe
They formed a human shield in front of the police station
R.Y.K. : Barış Gülhan Interviewee
00:02:30
“We called for the coup soldiers to surrender to their state, to their nation. They were hurting us and we did nothing to deserve it,” said Barış Gülhan, who was injured by falling off the tank while trying to get hold of the traitors’ tanks on the E-5 Maltepe highway, during the July 15th coup attempt staged by FETÖ.
Huge Hearted Martyr
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Huge Hearted Martyr
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Karaaslan Interviewee
00:03:25
Gizem Karaaslan, 12 year old daughter of Mehmet Karaaslan, who was martyred when the traitors opened fire on the Martyrs Bridge during the July 15th coup attempt staged by FETÖ, wrote a poem titled “Huge Hearted Martyr” for her father.
We do not want a badge of honor on the shoulder, we are waiting for honor of the heart
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Police Headquarters
We do not want a badge of honor on the shoulder, we are waiting for honor of the heart
R.Y.K. : Emrah Özçelik Interviewee
00:01:48
“We do not want a badge of honor on the shoulder, we want honor at the heart. If we were ordered to go to war, we’d be ruling the world,” said Emrah Özçelik, who got injured when the traitors opened fire in front of the Ankara General Directorate of Security during the July 15th coup attempt staged by FETÖ.
He shot me in my hand that was holding the flag
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General Staff Headquarters
He shot me in my hand that was holding the flag
R.Y.K. : Levent Karabilek Interviewee
00:02:44
Wounded by putschists shooting at civilians in front of the General Staff Headquarters during the July 15 coup attempt by FETÖ, Levent Karabilek said, “May those who wish to control our country under other’s commands never take our country.”
I thought my wife should be the one to live so that she could take care of our family
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Presidential Palace Complex
I thought my wife should be the one to live so that she could take care of our family
R.Y.K. : Rıfat Özer Interviewee
00:00:45
Wounded by traitors in front of the Presidential Complex during the July 15th coup attempt, Rıfat Özer said, “I used myself as a sheld for my wife when they started shooting at us. If one of us will live, I thought my wife should be the one to live so that she could take care of our family.
I wouldn’t believe this treason even if I saw it in my dreams
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General Staff Headquarters
I wouldn’t believe this treason even if I saw it in my dreams
R.Y.K. : Salih Gürsel Pembeçiçek Interviewee
00:01:55
Retired Noncommissioned Officer Salih Gürsel Pembeçiçek who was wounded in the head by putschists, in front of the General Staff Headquarters during the coup attempt by FETÖ said, “If I dreamt that the soldiers I had fought alongside for years would turn around and fire their weapons on me, I wouldn’t believe it.”
The president kissed him on his forehead and said “Stand up”
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Atatürk Airport
The president kissed him on his forehead and said “Stand up”
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Onay Interviewee
00:02:22
Ahmet Onay was trying to find a place to hide from the low flying jets at Atatürk Airport during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ. He got shot as he was entering the VIP room, as he was covering his head with his jacket. Onay said, “We are young. We don’t know what a coup is.” Onay also noted that President Erdoğan told him, “We don’t bend. Stand up.”
People in Çengelkoy fought till the end
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Çengelköy
People in Çengelkoy fought till the end
R.Y.K. : Fatih Morgül Interviewee
00:05:10
Fatih Morgül, who resisted the traitors in Çengelköy during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ, said, “We were marching and chanting ‘God is the greatest’ and getting shot. We took the wounded and came back.”
I had to leave them a country they could wake up to the next day
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General Staff Headquarters
I had to leave them a country they could wake up to the next day
R.Y.K. : Mine Özer Interviewee
00:02:30
Wounded by putschists in front of the Presidential Complex during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ, Mine Özer said, “It was our mission to leave our children a country they could wake up to the next day.”
FETÖ set us as their targets
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Special Forces Command
FETÖ set us as their targets
R.Y.K. : Erol Ay Interviewee
00:04
Special Operations Police Officer Erol Ay, who became a veteran for the second time during the attack on the Special Operations Headquarters on July 15th, said, “Terrorists who disguised themselves in official uniforms wanted to strike our country. But we won’t let anyone take this country.”
Nobody else would protect this country except its own people.
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Atatürk Airport
Nobody else would protect this country except its own people.
R.Y.K. : Serdar Harun Yazıcı Interviewee
00:01
Injured by being ran over by a tank controlled by traitors at the Atatürk Airport during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ, Serdar Harun Yazıcı said, “Dying is for God. We will protect this country. Nobody else would protect this country except its people.”
He took the soldier, who shot him, to the hospital
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Police Headquarters
He took the soldier, who shot him, to the hospital
R.Y.K. : İsmail Doğrul Interviewee
00:02:12
Wounded by traitors in front of the Ankara police Headquarters during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ, İsmail Doğrul said, “The police officers carried a soldier wounded on the spot to the hospital. He took the soldier who shot him to the hospital.”
It hurt being shot by someone dressed in the same uniform as me
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Police Headquarters
It hurt being shot by someone dressed in the same uniform as me
R.Y.K. : Murat Karakoca Interviewee
00:01:10
Retired Noncommissioned Officer Murat Karakoca, who was wounded by putschists in front of the Ankara Police Headquarters during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ, said, “They martyred our police officers as if they were bombing their enemies. It hurts the most to be shot by someone in my same uniforms.”
Even a thousand tanks wouldn’t be enough for the people there
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Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Even a thousand tanks wouldn’t be enough for the people there
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Şahin Interviewee
00:02:30
Wounded by putschists on the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge during the coup attempt by FETÖ members, Ahmet Şahin said, “Even a thousand tanks wouldn’t stop the people who were there.”
A fireball dropped from the sky
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Special Forces Command
A fireball dropped from the sky
R.Y.K. : Sinan Türkmen Interviewee
00:03:35
Sinan Türkmen had a vision loss in his right eye after the bombing attack at Ankara Gölbaşı Special Operations Headquarters during the July 15 coup attempt by FETÖ. “I can sacrifice my life and family for this country, not just my eye.” said Türkmen.
‘Bullets from the traitors did not hurt me’
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TRT İstanbul Radio
‘Bullets from the traitors did not hurt me’
R.Y.K. : Ali Kesici Interviewee
00:02:30
Wounded by shrapnel from the bombs dropped by traitors in front of the TRT Radio building in Harbiye during the July 15th coup attempt by FETÖ, Ali Kesici said, “Bullets from traitors did not hurt me. I was going to keep walking if they didn’t shoot. I collapsed because I was exhausted.
Secure Vatan Avenue
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Secure Vatan Avenue
R.Y.K. : Mehmet Emin Ertaş Interviewee
00:02:50
M. Emin Ertaş, who was wounded by the gunshots of putschists at the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) on the night of the July 15 coup perpetrated by FETÖ, said: “We had to take over those tanks regardless of what the result would be, even if it meant death.”
Everywhere smelt like blood
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Everywhere smelt like blood
R.Y.K. : Mustafa Bayram Interviewee
00:09:12
Mustafa Bayram, who fought against the putschists during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, said: “They targeted the people, but no one stepped down. Everyone encouraged each other. When the soldiers surrendered, it smelled like blood everywhere.”
The mother of Democracy Martyr Şirin Diril, gave a statement
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July 15 Martyrs Bridge
The mother of Democracy Martyr Şirin Diril, gave a statement
R.Y.K. : Şirin Diril Interviewee
00:00:53
Münevver Diril, mother of Şirin Diril who was driving the service vehicle carrying the Special Operations Police Officers in Istanbul during the July coup attempt, gave a statement.
Triumph despite impossibility
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Police Headquarters
Triumph despite impossibility
R.Y.K. : Ahmet Erdem Interviewee
00:04:44
Ahmet Erdem, a police officer who was wounded when the traitors opened fire at the Ankara Police Headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: “ We went knowing that we could die. If I knew that I would end up worse today, I would still go.”
May their martyrdom be this nation’s guarantee
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General Staff Headquarters
May their martyrdom be this nation’s guarantee
R.Y.K. : Ramazan Konuş Interviewee
00:03:40
Hacer Konuş, wife of Ramazan Konuş, who was martyred by gunfire from the traitors in front of General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: As the shootings and bombings from the helicopters increased, he said ‘Don’t be afraid, if we are to die, we will die today’ and held my and my daughter’s hand. He was shot and martyred at that moment.
He was shot while trying to save Halil Kantarcı
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Çengelköy
He was shot while trying to save Halil Kantarcı
R.Y.K. : Osman Yılmaz Interviewee
00:05:25
Osman Yılmaz, who was severely wounded in Çengelköy from the bullets of the putschists during the July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, was shot in the head while trying to help his friend. His brother Oğuz Yılmaz said, “My older brother yelled at the putschists, ‘God curse you all’ while helping his friend Halil Kantarcı, who was one of the July 15 Martyrs. Then he was shot in the head.”
He was martyred for the homeland at 17
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General Staff Headquarters
He was martyred for the homeland at 17
R.Y.K. : Özgür Mustafa Karasakal Interviewee
00:05
Möhyeddin Şahbaz, who is father of Özgür Mustafa Karasakal, 17, who was killed by gunfire from the traitors in front of the headquarters of the Chief of General Staff during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: On the call from our president I said to my children, ‘come on’. They said they were tired, as they had come from work, but I said, ‘today is not a day for tiredness’, and we took to the streets.
Even if our heads or arms were chopped off we would not feel it
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General Staff Headquarters
Even if our heads or arms were chopped off we would not feel it
R.Y.K. : Habibe Öcal Interviewee
00:14
Habibe Öcal, who was wounded by gunfire from the traitors in front of the Chief of General Staff headquarters during the July 15 FETÖ coup attempt, said: The assaults were so huge that there was blood and flesh stuck to every part of my body. If this castle had fallen, if they had made us kneel, the Muslim world would not be able to stand up.
If the same thing were to happen again today, I would do it all over again
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Atatürk Airport
If the same thing were to happen again today, I would do it all over again
R.Y.K. : Halil İbrahim Koşdaş Interviewee
00:00:48
Halil İbrahim Koşdaş was injured during the coup attempted perpetrated by FETÖ traitors on July 15. He was wounded by crossfire in front of Atatürk Airport. “If the same thing were to happen again, I would go and live through it all again,” said Koşdaş.
Not even death can stop us
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Special Forces Command
Not even death can stop us
R.Y.K. : Ömer İpek Interviewee
00:07:35
Döndü İpek, the sister of Ömer İpek, the July 15 martyr who was killed by putschists who opened fire in front of the Ankara Security Directorate, said, “Before he left, Ömer said to my father, 'I want to leave a beautiful country to my children. I am going there to be a martyr. I leave my children to you, father.'”
‘Without a homeland there is no point in living’
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İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
‘Without a homeland there is no point in living’
R.Y.K. : Ertuğrul Bayraktar Interviewee
00:03:36
Ertugrul Bayraktar, 20 years of age, who was injured in Saraçhane during the July 15 coup attempt by FETÖ traitors, said: "If the same thing were to happen again, I would once again go out to the streets. The most important things to us are the nation and the homeland. If we do not have a nation or a homeland, then there is no point in living.”
Heroic Colonel Sait Erturk protected Istanbul at the cost of his life
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66th Mechanized Armored Brigade
Heroic Colonel Sait Erturk protected Istanbul at the cost of his life
R.Y.K. : Sait Ertürk Interviewee
00:07:50
The highest ranked senior soldier who fell martyred in the coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ, Infantry Colonel Sait Ertürk, played a key role. With his friend Infant Colonel Davut Ala, they both worked vigorously in Istanbul to defend the 66th Armored Brigade from being overtaken by the traitorous soldiers.

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The majority of those martyred on the night of July 15 while resisting the coup bid were married with children. As many as 355 people were left without a parent, including 264 children.

Democracy watch rallies held for 28 days after coup attempt
Democracy watch rallies held for 28 days after coup attempt

Democracy watches were launched across Turkey's 81 provinces after the coup attempt and lasted for days. Millions of civilians from ages 7 to 70 participated in the democracy watches, which were most crowded after work hours, but in the first light of the morning, the squares were not empty.

Symbols of the Turkish people’s resistance to the coup attempt
Symbols of the Turkish people’s resistance to the coup attempt

Symbols of resistance that were used in democracy watches held across Turkey were always the same. The flags, anthems, slogans and food at the democracy watches became symbols of Turkey's resistance against the coup.

What motivated the people to take to the streets?
What motivated the people to take to the streets?

During the July 15 coup attempt, 92 of the 248 martyrs went out to the streets after the call of President Erdoğan. After the critical call of the president, the streets were filled.

FETÖ’s international organizational structure
FETÖ’s international organizational structure

The data, including the structuring of FETÖ in 100 countries, active in 170 countries in the world, gives the number of establishments such as schools, associations, foundations, financial resources and media that can be determined. The total number of detectable FETÖ establishments is 1470.

The mosques where Fetullah Gülen delivered sermons
The mosques where Fetullah Gülen delivered sermons

Fetullah Gülen, the leader of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), delivered sermons between 1953 and 1991. In 38 years Gülen, who is responsible for the July 15 coup bid, delivered speeches in numerous mosques.

FETÖ’s organizational chart
FETÖ’s organizational chart

The total number of the institutions of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) is 1470. FETÖ is operating in 170 countries via its institutions.

FETÖ's judicial structure
FETÖ's judicial structure

Since the 1980’s, judicial institutions have become FETÖ’s most strategic targets of infiltration activities as it attempted to seize control over the government. Once within the judiciary, a member of FETÖ would mentor and assign judges and prosecutors, and during the 2000s, they would sign on a large number of operations.

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July 15 martyrs across Turkey
July 15 martyrs across Turkey
On July 15, with the call of President Erdoğan, millions of people who came to the squares across Turkey's 81 provinces and fought against the coup attempt. As a result of the direct attacks of putschists on civilians, 241 heroes were martyred and 2,194 people were wounded.
Turkey on the night of July 15
Turkey on the night of July 15
On July 15, FETÖ members sent the so-called new 'appointments' they had prepared earlier to the coup leaders across Turkey's 81 provinces. While there were military movements on the ground in more than 25 provinces following the instruction of the Peace At Home Council, many warplanes, helicopters, and tanks were used during the coup attempt. Many civilians, police officers, and soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack of the coup. The public repelled the treacherous coup attempt.
Balıkesir 9th Main Jet Base
Balıkesir 9th Main Jet Base
Putschist pilots who took off from Balikesir 9th Main Jet Base, conducted low altitude flights over the Marmara Region and Istanbul. The base was cleared from the coup with the operation on the morning of July 16. After ensuring control of the base, TAF aircrafts departing from the Balıkesir base struck the Akıncı 4th Main Jet Base captured by the putschists.
FETÖ's Structure - Global
Global
FETÖ's Structure - Global
Beginning to operate abroad in 1989, FETÖ has many schools, colleges, associations, foundations, media centers and universities in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and America. It is estimated that FETÖ, which is active in 170 countries across the world, has nearly 3,000 institutions and organizations in total.
President Erdoğan's Route
President Erdoğan's Route
President Erdoğan learned of the coup attempt in the hotel he was staying in Marmaris. Later, the president, who participated in a TV broadcast, invited the public to the squares to stand against the coup attempt. Erdoğan, who showed great leadership in the face of the coup attempt, first came to Dalaman and then to Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
Prime Minister Yıldırım's Route
Prime Minister Yıldırım's Route
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, who was in the prime ministerial office in Dolmabahçe Palace on July 15, went out to go to Ankara. Knowing the extraordinary situation in Tuzla, Yıldırım went to Ankara. Yıldırım's convoy, who learned that the conflicts in Ankara and Bolu had increased, even more, changed his route and headed toward Ilgaz to pass through Kastamonu.
CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu's Route
CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu's Route
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who arrived in Istanbul from Ankara on July 15, was informed of the coup attempt after he landed at Atatürk Airport. Kilicdaroglu, who spent the night in Bakırköy, passed by boat to Pendik on the morning of July 16. Kılıçdaroğlu, who came to Ankara from Pendik by road, made a speech against the coup by participating in the extraordinary parliamentary session organized by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Chief of General Staff Akar's Route
Chief of General Staff Akar's Route
On July 15, coup troops took the Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar in the Headquarters of the General Staff hostage and seized the headquarters. Akar was taken to the Akıncı 4th Main Jet Base by helicopter. Akar, who was kept there for the night, was rescued by the operation on the morning of July 16 and brought to Çankaya Palace Complex.