15 июля


Saga Of July 15

No vehicle was allowed to  leave the headquarters.

No vehicle was allowed to leave the headquarters.

TIME : 01:05 LOCATION : Tekirdağ

On the night of the coup attempt, one of the points closest to İstanbul was 3rd Armoured Brigade Command in Çerkezköy in Tekirdağ. Any vehicle did not leave the command upon the order of Brigade Commander Brigadier General Mehmet Ozan who had been appointed to Çerkezköy 11 months before. After the coup attempt, people took to the streets upon the call of President Erdoğan. They gathered in front of 3rd Armoured Brigade Command.

Entrance of the Command was blocked off with construction vehicles. After July 15, the barricades in front of the Command were removed by the permission of the governorship. 15 tanks and soldiers of 3rd Armoured Brigade Command went to İstanbul as “security measure” under the police escort. Commander of 5th Corps and Çorlu Garrison, in Çorlu in Tekirdağ, Lieutenant Alparslan Erdoğan was one of the first persons who expressed his loyalty to the state and nation during the coup attempt.