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Salih Bozok
Born December 1881
Died 25 April 1941(1941-04-25) (aged 60)
Place of birth Salonica (Thessaloniki), Ottoman Empire
Place of death Istanbul, Turkey
Buried at Cebeci Askerî Şehitliği
Allegiance Ottoman flag.svg Ottoman Empire
 Turkey
Years of service Ottoman: 1903-November 1918
Turkey: early 1920-
Rank Ottoman: Kaymakam
Turkey: Yarbay
Commands held Chief aide-de-camp of the commander of the Second Army, Chief aide-de-camp of the commander of the Seventh Army
Battles/wars Balkan Wars
First World War
War of Independence
Other work Member of the GNAT (Bozok)
Member of the administrative board of the Türkiye İş Bankası

Salih Bozok (1881; Salonica (Thessaloniki) - April 25, 1941; Istanbul) was an officer of the Ottoman Army and later the Turkish Army, a politician of the Republic of Turkey. He was the chief aide-de-camp of the chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk).[1] On November 10, 1938, upon witnessing the dead body of Atatürk in the latter's bedroom of Dolmabahçe Palace, a distraught and stunned Bozok stepped outside and shot himself through the chest with a pistol. Unfortunately for him, the bullet narrowly missed his heart and did not succumb to his fatal wound until April 1941.

Works

  • (Can Dündar), Yaveri Atatürk'ü Anlatıyor, Doğan Kitapçılık, İstanbul, 2001.

Salih Bozok - Cemil S. Bozok "Hep Atatürk'ün yanında" , Çağdaş Yayınları, Istanbul 1985

Medals and Decorations

See also

  • film

Sources

  1. Türk Parlamento Tarihi Araştırma Grubu, TBMB - II. Dönem 1923-1927 - III. Cilt: II. Dönem Milletvekillerin Özgeçmişleri, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Vakfı Yayınları, Ankara, 1995, ISBN 975-7291-04-8, pp. 155-156.

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