Erdal OZTURK

erdal-ozturk

Lt Gen OZTURK was the commander of 3rd Army Corps, Istanbul. On 15 July 2016, he made public announcements addressing the dissenting troops through national TV channels of NTV[1], NTV news portal[2], and TGRT Haber[3]. He ordered the immediate return of all troops in Istanbul to their barracks. Below is a translation of a part of his announcement:

“Turkish Military respects the will of the Republic of Turkey, the will of the Turkish Grand National Assembly and the Turkish people.  I expect all the 3rd Corps personnel to return to their barracks immediately. Otherwise, legal action will be taken.”

A few days after the coup attempt, he was arrested, dismissed from the military and charged with the same crimes.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjWvr3fGizE

[2]http://www.ntv.com.tr/galeri/turkiye/15-temmuz-gecesi-ve-sonrasinda-neler-yasandi,fBIiAr1pu0WkrhUBXdZykA/0xyMk9hdgk-ljxmRcdiKcQ

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8to7NgCelYA