Yakup Satar, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Yakup Satar

Turkish veteran

Date of Birth: 11-Mar-1898

Place of Birth: Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine

Date of Death: 02-Apr-2008

Profession: soldier

Nationality: Turkey

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Yakup Satar

  • Yakup Satar (Ottoman Turkish: ????? ????, March 11, 1898 – April 2, 2008) was, at 110, believed to have been the last Turkish veteran of the First World War.
  • He died at age 110.Born in Crimea, Satar joined the army of the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
  • On February 23, 1917, he was taken prisoner by the British in the Baghdad campaign's Second Battle of Kut.
  • Freed after the end of the war, Satar then served in the forces of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the Turkish War of Independence, which lasted from 1919 to 1923. Shortly before his 110th birthday, he was treated for a minor infection at a military hospital before being released home, where he lived with his daughter in the Seyitgazi district of Eskisehir.
  • He died soon after turning 110. His memories from the War of Independence and his daily life along with those of two other veterans, Ömer Küyük and Veysel Turan, are depicted in the documentary film Son Bulusma (2007) (English: The Last Meeting) by Nesli Çölgeçen.

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