Turgut Alp was a close ally of Ertugrul, warrior and a true leader. He was one of Ertugrul’s most loyal friends and supporters. He was one of the Ottoman Empire’s most renowned warriors. His axe was very famous, which was known then to be the strongest in the world. He also had his name in the list of Ottoman Empire’s Ghazi’s. Turgut Alp had only one son named Ilyas Bey. Ilyas Bey Mosque in Konak Mahallesi was named after his son.
After Ertugrul passed away, he continued to support his son named Osman Ghazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Turgut ALP was at Osman’s side in the first Ottoman conquest and in all his other conquest after that. In 1299 AD, Osman sent Turgut to conquer Inegol, a city in the northwest of modern-day Turkey, where he governed for 36 years in peace and prosperity. After Osman’s death, Turgut also supported his son named Orhan Ghazi. He followed him in conquests as his most trusted advisor. Turgut Alp had been the leader of the Alps during the lives of Ertugrul, Osman and Orhan.
In 1877 CE, even more than five hundred years after his death, which is Era of war between Russian & Turkish Empires, a new city came into origin within the Ottoman Empire which was named “Turgutalp”. This city was named after Turgut from Bulgarians. It was suggested by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It is situated in Soma district of Manisa Province, Turkey. The major economic sector of this town is agriculture.
In Dirilis Ertugrul series which was on-aired on TRT1, Cengiz Coskun is performing the character of Turgut Alp. And now he will also be seen in action in the upcoming series Kurulus Osman (Establishments of Osman).
He was martyred at the age of 125 years in a battle, with his famous axe in hand. He was buried in Turgutalp village, district Inegol, Turkey. There is also a grave outside the Ertugrul’s Tomb but that’s an honorary one.