15 июля


Saga Of July 15

General Ünal,  was abducted by coup plotters.

General Ünal, was abducted by coup plotters.

TIME : 23:30 LOCATION : İstanbul

Abidin Unal, Air Chief Marshall of Turkish Air Forces, have attended to a wedding ceremony in Moda, Istanbul that night. Fully equipped, armed pro-coup soldiers raided the ceremony. They entered Moda Turkish Naval Forces Command, and announced to the generals who have been in session at the time: "We are here for your safety". Air Chief Marshall Unal said, "I have not been given such order, go away!". However, his order was disobeyed. The Air Chief Marshall and accompanying generals were captured, taken to Akinci Base, which was the main base of the pro-coup soldiers, and they were imprisoned.