Turkish Brigade in Korean War

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Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Kim Sung » 06 Dec 2008 19:26

I've found a database on the Turkish Army in the Korean War. Here are rare color photos of Turkish soldiers.

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http://bemil.chosun.com

According to a Korean source, majority of the Turkish soldiers in the Korean War were from Anatolia which has a similar climate and topographical conditions to those of central Korea. Is this true? Did the Turkish military deliberately choose soldiers suitable for operations in Korea?

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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Dec 2008 20:50

In the 3rd pic you see that how two Turks tremble againts Korean cold. Here in Turkey we have 3 differnt clinates.
North by Black Sea it is rainny like amazonaz.
Middle Anatolia is like Korea. Winters are cold and snowy summers are hot and dry.
Mediterranean is sub tropical.
The soldiers of the Turkish brigade were all volunteers. They were from various parts of the country.
The pics that you forwarded are dated after the armistice. As you know we had a contingent til 1970's in Korea.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Dec 2008 21:10

Col. Nuri Pamir commander of 241st Turkish Inf. Regiment. KIA in Korea.
Col. Nuri Pamir borned in the town of Bor in 1901. His father was a imam of a battlion during WW1. He joined the forces of Mustafa Kemal Pasha when he was a war school cadet. Between 1940-44 he topok part at the Turkish Military mission to Afganistan and teached at the Afgan Military Academy . He was awarded by Afgan Government with a high value madal. He commanded the Turkish War School Cadet Regiment. He went to Korea in 1951 with the 2nd Briagade. KIA in June 5th 1952.
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Madal of ındependance, Merit medal of Turkish Armed Forces, Korean Silver Star medal, UN Superior Service medal.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Dec 2008 21:21

Korean War Memorial in Ankara. Me and my visiting friend from Israel Mr. Sirpa
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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Peter H » 07 Dec 2008 00:48

The Turkish Brigade pulled out of Korea in 1960.Then a reinforced Company remained until 1966.Then a small honor guard stayed until 1971.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 07 Dec 2008 19:44

Turkish Post Office made this photo a stamp. (see page :5)

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Post by panzerhan » 14 Feb 2009 00:25

Is there anybody who knows at what time of the Korean War did the Turkish Forces change their uniforms and weapons (some mixture of Turkish and German style) and switched to American style uniforms and weapons?

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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by blackley » 16 Aug 2009 23:00

It may interest you to read "Korean Rose" a fictional historical novel published 2009 about an Autstralian nursing sister and a Lt in the 1st Turkish Brigade. It is available on amazon .com
For some facts on who ran and who didn't, t ype bugging out in Google
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Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Kim Sung » 04 Sep 2009 05:00

All the photos in the link below (including a few famous photos already posted in this thread) were taken in Suwon (수원 a frontline city at that time) on February 2, 1952.

http://blog.naver.com/kidong2/150051858185

Turkish soldiers caring for Korean civilians
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Sep 2009 09:47

The White Flag with Red Crescent means that they are the members of medical unit of the Turkish Brigade. The "Sıhhiye Bölüğü", Medical Company. The officer who is caring wounded Korean civilian is a major M.D.

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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Sid Guttridge » 04 Sep 2009 18:09

Hi Andy H,

My father served in Korea. He always used to comment very favourably on Turkish performance there, although I am not sure how much direct contact he had with them. I can remember him bringing this up after the Turks made a bit of a mess of their initial landing on Cyprus in the 1970s. He thought from his knowledge of them in Korea that they should have had little difficulty dealing with the Greek Cypriot National Guard.

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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Tosun Saral » 09 Sep 2009 11:38

SORROW SORROW SORROW
Korean War veteran of Turkish Brigade Major General Şamil Özdilli ( P- 1949-108) has passed away yesterday :(

P: İnfantry
1949 is year that he graduated from Harbiye the War School
108 is the number of his diploma.
Brigadier: 1979, Maj. General: 1983
retired: 30.8.1987
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Post by Tolga Alkan » 12 Sep 2009 16:49

Back in the time-CO of the Turkish Brigade General Tahsin Yazıcı in his times of third class of the Ottoman Army cavalry-school
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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Jan 2010 17:02

SORROW SORROW SORROW
Korean War veteran of Turkish Brigade Lt.General Recai Baturalp ( Top/artillary- 1936-3 ) who was born in İstanbul in 1913 has passed away on Jan. 18th 2010 in İzmir :(
1936 is year that he graduated from Harbiye the War School
3 is the number of his diploma.
Brigadier: 1962, Maj. General: 1964, Lt.gen.:1968
retired: 30.8.1972
After his retirement he became member of parliment and acted for a while as minister of Monopols and Customs
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Re: Turkish Brigade in Korean War

Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Jan 2010 17:43

Recai Baturalp pasha (sitting) with Staff Col. Dr. Ali Denizli. Recai Baturalp served at Korea as an artillary major.
source: http://www.koreharbi.com/kahramanGaziler.asp
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