On September 17, 1950, more than 68 years ago, the first Turkish brigade left the port of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast, arriving, 26 days later, at Busan in Korea.
- Burak Bekdil
- Gatestone Institute
Turkey was the first country, after the United States, to answer the United Nations’ call for military aid to South Korea after the North attacked that year.
Turkey sent four brigades (a total of 21,212 soldiers) to a country that is 7,785 km away.
By the end of the…