Victims of the Coup

When the July 15th attempted military coup took place in Turkey, citizens poured into the streets to fight back against the putschists, eventually succeeding in defeating the coup plotters and sending the soldiers back to their barracks. More than 238, however, paid the ultimate price with their lives to protect Turkey’s democracy, and many thousand more suffered injury.

This collection of short videos honors the memory of these Turkish patriots, and serves to remind the world of the extraordinary humanitarian sacrifice that was made to resist this horrific attack on the state.