Yüzbaşı Agah Efendi Martyrdom
One of the indispensable elements of a nation is a piece of land where it can live. When this piece of land will be homeland, it is thanks to the martyrs he gave for his sake. Captain Aghah and his command are among those who martyr for the sake of the homeland. On August 2, 1922, the 2nd day of the Great Offensive, the 24-year-old 12th Division 36th Infantry Regiment assigned to take over the Kalecik and Kurtkaya area, the only gateway to Kocatepe, where the headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief was located with 2,500 enemy divisions that were very powerful. Captain Agah Efendi, the son of Ziver Bey, the commander of Bayburt, dived into the enemy forces with 150 Mehmetçik and Lieutenant Feyzullah of Sinop under his command, and after he inflicted heavy losses on the enemy, he was martyred along with Feyzullah Efendi and 101 Mehmetçik. The martyrdom of these heroes was first built by the Ministry of Defense on 26 August 1972. Later, in 1993, the Ministry of Culture graves of martyrs, a monument, ceremonial area, passage ways were built, and the tombs of Agah and Feyzullah Efendiler were covered with an arched dome in the style of Seljuk architecture, giving a view worthy of the spiritual value of martyrdom. In addition, a fountain was made in front of the wall facing the road and offered to passers-by.