Gerontology Wiki
Advertisement
Gerontology Wiki
Yakup Satar
Yakup Satar
Birth: 11 March 1898
Crimea, Russian Empire
Death: 2 April 2008
Eskisehir, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey
Age: 110 years, 22 days
Country: RussiaRUSTurkeyTUR
Unvalidated

Yakup Satar [Ottoman Turkish: يعقوب ﺳﺘﺎﺮ] (11 March 1898 – 2 April 2008) was, at 110, believed to have been the last Turkish veteran of the First World War.

Biography

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.

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 Buluşma (2007) (The Last Meeting) by Nesli Çölgeçen.

Satar died in Eskisehir, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey on 2 April 2008 at the age of 110 years, 22 days.

References

External links

Advertisement