Kemal Batmaz was an unknown figure in Turkey until Wednesday. A criminal investigation and a series of security camerage footage surfaced that day and changed everything.
Prosecutors believe he might be the real commander of decorated officers loyal to the terror cult who moved to seize power from the elected government at the cost of 246 lives.
Batmaz, who is currently in prison after his capture at Akıncı Air Base in the capital Ankara hours after the putsch was quelled, was not the only man in civilian clothes at the base where fighter jets scrambled to strike strategic locations including the Presidential Palace.
Kemal Batmaz, a fellow FETÖ member, remains in detention after his capture at the same base and is believed to be a superior of Öksüz in the cult's structure. (1)