15 июля


Saga Of July 15

The governor took action immediately.

The governor took action immediately.

TIME : 22:52 LOCATION : Şanlıurfa

On the night of July 15, citizens and state stood together and repelled the coup attempt in Şanlıurfa. On the night of the coup attempt, provincial police chief and gendarmerie commander were on leave. Governor of Şanlıurfa, Güngör Azim Tuna who had been appointed about a week ago took action as soon as he was informed about the coup attempt.

He built barricades and barriers with vehicles and construction vehicles in order to block the entrance and exit of military units around 23.00 o’clock. He made contact with all district governorships and ensured that all citizens were informed about the coup attempt through the announcements from mosques. People who took to the streets upon the call of President Erdoğan gathered and kept democracy watch against coup attempt.

After the tension continued until the early hours of the morning, tens of soldiers including Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade Command Brigadier General Metin Alpcan; Lieutenant Colonels Fatih Helvacıoğlu, Mehmet Ali Kılıç; Majors Ajdan Avcı, Osman Erhan Ergün; Captains Tarık Metin, Cumhur Cansever, Celil Kuş, Aydın Yiğit; Lieutenants Müjdat Pala, Hava Yurttaş; non-commissioned officers Serkan Fakiroğlu and İhsan Karabulut were arrested.