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Oktay Yıldırım (born 1971) is a former member of Turkey's Special Warfare Department, and was a defendant in the Ergenekon trials as well as the Turkish Council of State shooting. On 5 August 2013 Yıldırım was sentenced to 33 years and 10 months.[1] It was Yıldırım's grenades in Ümraniye which launched the Ergenekon investigation in 2007.[2][3] Yıldırım was a founder in 2005 of the ultranationalist Kuvayı Milliye Derneği, and was head of its Istanbul branch.[4]

Yıldırım was stationed in the Hasdal barracks; he was in the 6th Infantry Brigade (Turkish language: Hasdal Kışlası 6. Piyade Tugayı) from August 1999 to April 2005.[5] He retired in 2005 due to disability.[6]

Books

  • Ergenekon bombalarının sırrı, Istanbul: Kaynak Yayınları, 2010. ISBN 9789753435758
  • Savaşmadan Kaybetmek: "Türkiye'nin Silahsız İşgali", Kaynak Yayınları, 2010. ISBN 9789753435901
  • Mehmetçik: Tarihsel ve İdeolojik Kökeni, Kaynak Yayınları, 2011. ISBN 9789753436079

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