Osman Nuri Koptagel

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Osman Nuri Koptagel
1311-b-P. 17[1]
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Born 1874
Erzincan, Ottoman Empire
Died November 22, 1942(1942-11-22) (aged 67–68)
Ankara, Turkey
Buried State Cemetery
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
 Turkey
Years of service Ottoman: 1900–1919
Turkey: 1919 – May 8, 1924
Rank Mirliva
Commands held Muş Training Center, 43rd Division, 27th Division, 43rd Division
12th Division, president of the martial court of Adapazarı, member of military courts of generals, president of the 1 no military court, 7th Division, member of the Military Supreme Court
Battles/wars Balkan Wars
First World War
War of Independence
Other work Member of the GNAT (Malatya)

Osman Nuri Koptagel (1874; Erzincan – November 22, 1942; Ankara) was an officer of the Ottoman Army and the general of the Turkish Army.

When he was an assistant teaching staff of the Ottoman Military Academy, he used to order "Sağdan birinci manga, kop ta gel!"[2] ("First squad from the right, separate (from line) and come!"), "Birinci mangadan sağdan itibaren beş kişi kop da gel!"[3] ("First squad of five person from the right, separate (from line) and come!"). His students gave him a nickname "Kop ta gel". After the 1934 Surname Law, Mustafa Kemal gave him a surname "Koptagel".

His granddaughter Yüksel Koptagel (born 27 October 1931) is a Turkish composer and pianist.

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  1. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, Genkurmay Başkanlığı Basımevi, Ankara, 1972, p. 38. (in Turkish)
  2. ^ Mehmet Lütfi Yücel, Arif Suavi Okay, Hatıralarım: Ölümünün 50. Yılında Atatürk'ün Silah Arkadaşı Mehmet Lütfi Beyin; Çocukluk, Okul, Asleri okul, Balkan Harbi, Çanakkael Savaşları, Filistin, Gazze çarpışmalarına ilişkin Anıları, 2006, ISBN 978-975-98711-3-0, p. 34. (in Turkish)
  3. ^ Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Sınıf Arkadaşım Atatürk: Okul ve Genç Subaylık Hâtıraları, İnkılâp ve Aka Kitabevleri, 1967, p. 21. (in Turkish)

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