Erdogan spoke about fought against Russian grandfather
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his grandfather fought against Russia during the First world war and was killed. This writes the Agency “Rosbalt”.
“When some residents of our village has returned after the Sarikamish campaign, they said that saw my grandfather froze to death, holding weapons,” said Erdogan.
In turn, the defense Ministry of Turkey stated that in his archives is documents stating that my grandfather Erdogan Kemal, the son of Mustafa, born in the village Ulujami the province of Rize, had died during service in January 1915.
The battle of Sarakamish was in the winter of 1914-15. It ended with the defeat of the Turkish troops. After the victory of the Russian army opened the way into Anatolia.