The high altitude balloon, developed by students of Izmir University of Economics, within the mission of accelerating the aerospace studies in Turkey, will take off for July 15th Martyrs of Democracy. The high altitude balloon, containing the Turkish Flag and the names of martyrs of Democracy will be released into the sky from Izmir University of Economics campus on July 15 at 10.30 a.m.
Names of the martyrs of democracy will rise high into the sky as part of the “July 15th Commemoration of Victory of Democracy and the Martyrs, National Unity Day” event where Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Can Muğan, and many number of guests will be attending.
President Ekrem Demirtaş stated that last year on the night of July 15th, a malicious attack against Turkish state, citizens, and democracy took place. “We sadly witnessed a coup attempt 36 years later. 246 people have lost their lives. They all went down in history as the ‘Heroes of Democracy’. Turkish public has proved its loyalty and commitment to democracy, parliamentary system, and the republic. Today, we will be commemorating the martyrs with science and technology. Our University’s Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration with its 11 departments, is working hard to develop science and technology. And today, we are taking the first step towards our satellite,” said Demirtaş.
President Demirtaş reported that IUE Department of Aerospace Engineering, which welcomed its first students last year, has been working night and day with its academicians and students in order to accelerate studies for Turkey’s progress in the field. Demirtaş said, “Lecturers and students are working on sending the local satellite. By launching a high altitude balloon as part of this mission, we will get information about space environment. We will be honoring the memory of our martyrs. Also, a mini capsule will be sent into the space with the balloon, which has been prepared by the academicians of Department of Genetics and Bioengineering and Faculty of Medicine with the purpose of observing the behavior of some of the bacteria used in production of various medicines in space environment”.
The high altitude balloon will contain the names of the following martyrs who have died on the night of July 15: Infantry Sergeant Major Ömer Halisdemir, İlhan Varank, Erol Olçok, Abdullah Tayyip Olçok, Mustafa Yaman, Sedat Kaplan, Ümit Çoban, Yalçın Aran, Murat Akdemir, Mustafa Direkli, Ramazan Konuş, Serhat Önder, Yasin Yılmaz, Muhammet Yalçın, Recep Gündüz, Hüseyin Kısa, Halil İbrahim Yıldırım, Fazıl Gürs, Metin Arslan, Osman Yılmaz, Mehmet Oruç, Lokman Oktay, Mahmut Coşkunsu, Muhammed Ali Aksu, Muhammed Ambar, Mustafa Cambaz, Mustafa Kaymakçı, Yasin Naci Ağaroğlu, Volkan Pilavcı, Ömer Can Açıkgöz, Mustafa Avcu, Murat Kocatürk, Mehmet Karaaslan, İbrahim Yılmaz, Muhammed Fazlı Demir, Necati Sayın, Selim Karakoç, Tolga Ecebalın, Ümit Çoban, Ümit Yolcu, Yakup Kozan, Yusuf Elitaş, Emrah Sapa, Hasan Yılmaz, Ümit Güder, Samet Cantürk, Ali İhsan Lezgi, Yasin Yılmaz, Ali Anar, Eyyüp Oğuz, Nedip Cengiz Eker, Serdar Gökbayrak, Yasin Bahadır Yüce, Bülent Yurtseven, Murat Alkan, Ahmet Oruç, Cüneyt Bursa, Mucip Arıgan, Burak Cantürk, Fahrettin Yavuz, Hakan Yorulmaz, Adil Büyükcengiz, Burhan Öner, Haki Aras, Ahmet Kara, Fatih Kalu, Askeri Çoban, Celaleddin İbiş, Emrah Sağaz, Fatih Satır, Halil Işılar, Akın Sertçelik, Ayhan Keleş, Cemal Demir, Halil Kantarcı, Cengiz Polat, İhsan Yıldız, İzzet Özkan, Mehmet Şefik, Akif Kapaklı, Çetin Can, Hakan Ünver, Hasan Kaya, İsmail Kefal, Lokman Biçinci, Mete Sertbaş, Mustafa Koçak, Yunus Emre Ezer, Salih Alışkan, Suat Aloğlu, Timur Aktemur, Ömer Takdemir, Sümer Deniz, Yusuf Çelik, Dursun Acar, Alpaslan Yazıcı, Akif Altay, Münir Murat Ertekin, Mustafa Tecimen, Önder Güzel, Cennet Yiğit, Gülşah Güler, Ufuk Baysan, Fikret Metin Öztürk, Kübra Doğanay, Muhsin Kiremitçi, Zeynep Sağır, Demet Sezen, Erol İnce, Birol Yavuz, Faruk Demir, Halil Hamuryen, Hüseyin Gora, Hurşit Uzel, Hüseyin Kalkan, Fevzi Başaran, Hakan Yorulmaz, Feramil Ferhat Kaya, Niyazi Ergüven, Mustafa Aslan, Muhammet Oğuz Kılınç, Mehmet Karacatilki, Murat Ellik, Seher Yaşar, Mehmet Demir, Köksal Kaşaltı, Mehmet Çetin, Münir Alkan, Mehmet Şevket Uzun, Ozan Özen, Mustafa Serin, Halit Gülser, Zafer Koyuncu, Hüseyin Goral, Hüseyin Kalkan, Serhat Koç, Varol Tosun, Edip Zengin, Velit Bekdaş, Yakup Sürüc, Turgut Solak, Seyit Ahmet Çakır, Sevda Güngör, Mehmet Demir, Kemal Tosun, Hasan Gülhan, Meriç Alemdar, Mehmet Akif Sancar, Yunus Uğur, Fırat Bulut, Ayşe Aykaz, Barış Efe, Mehmet Ali Kılıç, Mahir Ayabak, Murat Mertel, Murat Naiboğlu, Ahmet Kocabay, Ahmet Özsoy, Mehmet Yılmaz, Onur Ensar Ayanoğlu, Onur Kılıç, Cuma Dağ, Erhan Dural, Volkan Canöz, Mehmet Kocakaya, Erkan Yiğit, Serkan Göker, Fuat Bozkurt, Oğuzhan Yaşar, Aydın Çopur, Beytullah Yeşilay, Erdem Diker, Erkan Er, Gökhan Eser, Hasan Altın, Mehmet Kocakaya, Mehmet Güder, Mehmet Ali Urel, Hasan Yılmaz, Yıldız Gürsoy, Uhud Kadir Işık, Türkmen Tekin, Suat Akıncı, Ali Alıtkan, Aytekin Kuru, Ahmet Oruç, Mehmet Oruç, Yusuf Çelik, Ömer İpek, Murat İnci, Mustafa Solak, Emin Güner, Köksal Karmil, Vahit Kaşçıoğlu, Vedat Barceğci, Mutlu Can Kılıç, Tahsin Gerekli, Şükrü Bayrakçı, Ömer Cankatar, Recep Büyük, Batuhan Ergin, Erkan Pala, Kader Sivri, Orhun Göytan, Ömer Cankatar, Samet Uslu, Battal İlgün, Şeyhmus Demir, Şirin Diril, Özgür Gençer, Vedat Büyüköztaş, Infantry Staff Colonel Sait Ertürk, Master Gunner Sergeant Major Bülent Aydın, Infantry Specialist Sergeant Halit Yaşar Mine, Rüstem Resul Perçini, Mesut Acu, Resul Kaptancı, Fatih Dalgıç, Murat Demirci, Sevgi Yeşilyurt, Şenol Sağman, Zekeriya Bitmez, Yılmaz Ercan, Jouad Merroune, Cemal Abuatuye, İbrahim Ateş, Muzaffer Aydoğdu, Osman Arslan, Davut Karaçam, Alper Kaymakçı, Necmi Bahadır Denizcioğlu, Mehmet Şengül, Özkan Özendi, Hakan Gülşen, Mehmet Gülşen, Osman Evsahibioğlu, Lütfi Gülşen, Mesut Yağan, Gökhan Yıldırım, Mustafa Karasakal, Selim Cansız, Medet İkizceli, Tevhit Akkan, Bülent Karalı, and Hüseyin Güntekin.