Commander Songül Yakut, first female officer appointed as a commander in history of Gendarmerie, was martyred at 41 years old with 12 soldiers in a helicopter crashed in Sirnak Şenoba on May 31st. In process of Sledgehammer case, commander of fetus, which was revealed as a major, Songül Yakut, was appointed to Sirnak for second time on his own accord with struggle of law. Col. Songül was youngest of 5 brors growing up in village of Öçabraham, Malatya. The Ruby family donated money from a bank account to Mehmetcik Foundation after his death.Non-announcement, no-photo donation
Soldiers and foundation officials, including commanders of Songül Yakut 20 years ago, visited family and presented a thank-you plaque on behalf of Mehmetcik. The Martyrs ' family, soldier of commander of Songül colonel, arms of erkançını sensitivity of arm, said y preferred Mehmetcik Foundation. According to news in newspaper Hurriyet; Due to sensitivity of family, no images were received from this visit and announcement of donation was made.Ad
- 13 soldiers had been martyred
- The Cougar-type helicopter carrying high-ranking soldiers controlling military bases in Şırnak district of Seudere region, was hit by high voltage line shortly after his departure to city center. In accident, 23rd gendarmerie Border Division commander, Major General Aydogan Aydin, among m, 2 pilots, one technician, 13 soldiers were martyred. All soldiers in helicopter were heroes of Kato operation, which was hit by terrorist organization.