Deaths of Assassination and Lynching

The dirtiest plans during the July 15 process emerged with images of assassination and lynching. Military students, soldiers and some civilians were targeted by paramilitary groups on the streets, especially on the Bosphorus Bridge. Assassinations and poisonings during police custody and detention were added to the lynching experienced on the night of the coup and after. A systematic process of lynching and assassination took place.

Osman Kucuk

Infantryman
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 15/07/2016
Cause of Death Lynch
Place of Death Ankara

5-day Private Osman Kucuk was one of the soldiers who served in the Ankara 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. He was martyred as a result of the events that took place on the night of the coup on 15 July 2016. His body was delivered to his family a week later in the vehicles of the Meat and Fish Institution.

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Ozan Ozen, 24

Police Officer
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 15/12/2016
Cause of Death Assassination
Place of Death Istanbul

Police officer Ozan Ozen, who worked at the Pendik District Police Department, was shot in the head by unknown persons while he was driving at the toll booths in Orhanlı on the evening of 15 July. Ozen, who was martyred at the scene, was carrying soldiers who took shelter in his police vehicle, saying, “We are not coup plotters.”

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Emre Demirbilek

Lieutenant- Airlift
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 15/07/2016
Cause of Death Linch
Place of Death Istanbul

Lieutenant Emre Demirbilek took the orders to go to Ataturk Int’l Airport along with the cadets on the night of July 15, 2016. While crossing the bridge, he turned to the cadets and warned them, “The bullets that were distributed will be collected when we return to the garrison,they are state property,” and he was martyred as he got out of the vehicle.

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Hasan Karakas, 20

Enlisted man
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 15/07/2016
Cause of Death Murder,lynch
Place of Death Ankara

According to reports, Hasan Karakas, who had been serving in Army as an Enlisted Man for 45 day only, was slain after being removed from his barracks during an exercise in Ankara on the evening of July 15. Karakas was simply one of the soldiers murdered in Ankara on the night of the July 15 so-called coup attempt, and his death went remain secret.

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Ali Sehir

Private Brigade Command
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 15/07/2016
Cause of Death Planned Attack
Place of Death Ankara

Private Brigade Command Ali Sehir, 21, lost his life in the attack that broke out on the night of July 15, 2016.

 

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Kurtulus Kaya, 20

Soldier
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 15/07/2016
Cause of Death Lynch
Place of Death Bosphorus Bridge

While serving at Kuleli Military High School as a canteen officer, Kurtulus Kaya died on the Bosphorus Bridge 12 days before his discharge. He was taken on the orders of his commanders to the bridge. Kaya was one of the soldiers killed by lynching on the Bosphorus Bridge.

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Ismail Cakmak

Lieutenat Colonel
Date of Detention 16.07.2016 İstanbul
Death Date 23/07/2016
Cause of Death Imprisoned death, suicide allegation
Place of Death Silivri Prison, Istanbul

Lieutenant Colonel Ismail Cakmak died suspiciously in Silivri Prison after being arrested on the charge of coup plotter. He allegedly committed suicide by being found hanging from a sheet by his throat in the stairwell. In his detention statement, it was revealed that Cakmak had his troops withdrawn after he said to the coup plotter’s commander that ‘I will not obey the order’.

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