Soldier killed in Ağrı had ‘donated hair to children with leukemia’
A soldier killed while doing his military service in 2015, Inf. Sgt. Çağlar İnan, wished to donate his hair to the Foundation for Children with Leukemia (LÖSEV), as has been revealed in the documentary Yankı (Echo).
The documentary was produced with the support of the Çorlu district governorship in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ.
“He had his haircut the day before [he enlisted in the army.] ‘Mother, I would like my hair to be donated to LÖSEV but I did not have time to do it. You donate it to them,’ he said. ‘Son, I will not give your hair to anyone until you come back,’ I replied,” said his mother Aynur İnan, in the documentary directed by Burak Üntürk.
“‘You will donate it yourself when you come back. I appreciate your idea but I just cannot do it,’ I said. Now I have his hair in my hand,” she said.
“I went there and made a donation in his name but I could not give his hair away,” she continued.
The gala night for the documentary was held at a shopping center in Çorlu on March 16.
“The answers about the realities of life, what parents and siblings feel about the martyrdom and what they expect from the public have been revealed in this documentary,” said Levent Kılıç, district governor of Çorlu.
“They have sacrificed their lives for the homeland. We have developed this project in order to convey the idea of looking after the families they have left behind to the new generations,” said Kılıç.
İnan was killed by a stray bullet while he was serving as a soldier in Turkey’s eastern province of Ağrı in 2015. A funeral ceremony was held for him in Çorlu on Dec. 15, 2015.