15 iulie 2020

Halil Kantarci, a young Turk who gave his life to stop July 15 coup attempt


Resisting a military junta in the 1997 coup, Kantarci was imprisoned at 16 and released nine years later. He always stood for the country's religious freedom.A few hours before the military coup unfolded in Turkey on July 15, 2016, Halil Kantarci posted a selfie on Twitter which showed him with a cigarette dangling from his lips.  The caption read: "If I die, remember me like this".Ölürsem beni böyle hatırlayın, üzülmezsiniz. pic.twitter.com/nbzpxgvzF8 — Halil Kantarcı (@halilkantarci) July 15, [...]