Who is Ümit Kaftancıoğlu? When and by whom was he killed? Murder is not punished

Known as socialist Umit KaftansiogluWho defined himself as a ‘meteorist’ when the right-left conflict occurred in the 80’s. Ahmet Mostafa Kiwilsim He was sentenced to life in prison but was released after serving four years in prison.

What happened to Kanan Kaftansioglu, Umit Kaftansioglu?

Kanan Kaftanciolo is married to নাকিmit Kaftancıoğlu’s son Ali or Kaftanciolo.He said in an interview in 2018, “When I was in elementary school, when I went to the library, the director of the library gave me a book. That book was Ümit Kaftancıoğlu’s book ‘Dönemeç’. I understand that I am not alone in this country. Ümit Kaftancıoğlu is a name that aroused the determination to fight. Later, when I went into compulsory service, my wife’s title was Kaftanciolo. It helped to increase my interest in her. But Kaftancıoğlu and thousands of other titles like him, not in business, politics or personal life.It is very valuable to use anywhere.

The life story of Umit Kaftansioglu

He was born in 1935 in the village of Koinpinari in the Hanak district of Ardahan.

After elementary school education, he graduated from the Silabhuj Village Institute. He worked as a primary school teacher in the Derrick district of Mardin. After graduating from the Nekati Bay Education Institute in Balikesi, he worked for a time as a Turkish teacher in the Pazar district of the Ridge.

After his military service, he passed the examination conducted by TRT and started working in the village broadcasting department. He took folk culture, folklore, human error and problems to the microphone on TRT Istanbul Radio through programs like ‘Av Bizim Ablak Bizim’, ‘Dilden Dile’ and ‘Yordun Dort Bukagindan’.

Ümit Kaftancıoğlu says, “We should know that real literature is in human mouths and languages. It is the children of man who will write and evaluate human oral literature,” says Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, and writes oral literature and folk songs in a collection of people. The songs ‘Evreşe Roads Narrow’ and ‘Let High High Hills Not Build House’ were in Ümit Kaftancıoğlu’s collections.

Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, who has made a name for himself in the world of literature as well as radio programming, has won the TRT Grand Prize (1970) and the Hakullah and Milliyet Newspaper Karacan Award (1972) with ‘Dönemeç’.


On the morning of April 11, 1980, Umit Kaftansiolo left the house of Ortaklar Cadassi Unsal Sokak in Messiadeko to drop off his 13-year-old daughter Pinar at school. As she and her daughter approached the car, her husband, Nurkan Kaftansiolu, couldn’t help but think that his daughter had left an apple in his lunchbox and called his daughter home, who followed her father.

While Pinar Kaftansiolu was returning to his father and talking to his mother, two men approached Umit Kaftansiolu. The assailants continued firing one after another. Umit Kaftansioglu was shot 5 times in front of his daughter. The assailants fled the scene in a dark blue car, which was later stolen.

Umit Kaftansiolu, who was taken to hospital, died at the age of 45.

Umit Kaftansiolu was buried on April 12, 1980, in Ginsirlikyu Cemetery. The Martial Law Command did not allow the event, which was scheduled to take place in front of Istanbul Radio.

Who killed Umit Kaftansioglu?

Ahmed Mustafa Kiwilsim, who was arrested after the killings, said in a statement to police that he had killed Umit Kaftansioglu “because he was a leftist” and that the Muslim Brotherhood organization was seeking revenge on Ismail Garchexos, who was killed in April. 4, 1980. He admitted that Hassan Kuchuk, president of the Ulkuku Youth Association, had ordered the killing. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture. Police have started searching for the other accused but they have already fled abroad. Ahmet Mustafa Kıvılcım, who later changed his statement, was sentenced by a military court to life in prison, but his sentence was overturned by a military court’s cassation and he was released after four years in detention.

The salaries paid to the relatives of the victims at the time were not tied to the Kaftansiolu family. Nurkan Kaftansiolu said the following about her husband: “She had a serious kidney problem. When I said, ‘What will we do when you die, at least think of the children,’ she would say, ‘My work will keep me. Survive, my children take me “I’m not proud of them, but I’m leaving a shelf full of books.”

Nurcan Kaftancıoğlu, wife of Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, has retired from literary studies. He has a son and a daughter. His daughter-in-law, Kanan Kaftansiolou, who is a doctor, has served as CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair.

Since 2005, the ‘Kamit Kaftancıoğlu Story Contest’ has been held every year in his memory.

The work of Umit Kaftansioglu

* Story

1972 – Turning

1975 – Multiplier

1983 – Istanbul Allak Bulak

* Novel

1972 – Yelton

1974 – Rifles

* Compilation

1974 – Koroglu Branch

* Report

1972 – Hakullah

* Books

1973 – Tekin is not a single horseman

1974 – Rabbit stuttering

1979 – My Blood Brother Drew So.

1979 – Four-horned sheep

1979 – My boots are felt

1979 – Golden Crop

1980 – Khidar Pasha

1980 – Shepherds do not pass

1981 – Mr. Saleh

1981 – Sulgur Creek

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