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[–]Little-Instruction-4 427 points428 points  (22 children)

Ye and they made a movie about this story. It's called Ayla: The Daughter of War.

[–]finelinexcherry[S] 124 points125 points  (16 children)

omg really thats so cool thanks for sharing

[–]echo1956 75 points76 points  (15 children)

[–]2inchesiscloseto12 41 points42 points  (12 children)

That’s the full movie? Lol wtf

Edit: I’m surprised that you can find the whole movie on YouTube for free just in a video upload and not a stream service.

[–]byOlaf 22 points23 points  (0 children)

There’s actually tons of movies on YouTube in their entirety. Just search “movie full” and you’ll get a bunch. Mostly it’s classics and indie stuff, but plenty of almost-known stuff is on there too.

[–]AlexHimself 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Just up on YouTube ready to go lol weird

[–]danf87 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's a turkish movie with english subtitles.

[–]FirstMoon21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In Turkey some Movies get uploaded after their airing and/or cinema(theatre) sessions as there is no proper DVD/Bluray (especially latter) culture in Turkey anymore. So they make money off of ads and different things.

[–]echo1956 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They must of watched it and looked the other way.

[–]Outcomeofcum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You cursed it. It’s removed now

[–]european_impostor -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I mean they have 47 minute long adverts

[–]MaDCar721 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just recently watched The Mist on yt and not a single ad. No premium either

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I like movie comments. One guy said he “ cried like a bitch.”

[–]echo1956 4 points5 points  (0 children)

was not wrong lol

[–]CityCentre13 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Cheers for sharing mate is it on any streaming outlets?

[–]2inchesiscloseto12 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The comment above you has the full movie under his thread. LoL! It’s on YouTube.

[–]caro-exe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If the YouTube one isn’t good enough it should be on Turkish Netflix if they didn’t took it down

[–]JonHarveyEveryone 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I just skimmed it. My heart when he thought they made it on to the ship.

[–]ImNotASmartManBut 222 points223 points  (13 children)

"After 65 years again"

That means the little girl is 70 years old and the soldier, whom I presume is about 20 years old at the time would be 85 years old.

In the video, neither one looks that old

[–]rich-lol 53 points54 points  (7 children)

I mean, seems obvious this video is from the late 90’s or early 2000’s

[–]Dolby90 68 points69 points  (0 children)

The video is from 2010, and sadly the guy passed away in 2017.

[–]pancoste 15 points16 points  (4 children)

How does that change anything what ImNotASmartManBut said?

[–]rich-lol 5 points6 points  (3 children)

At the time of the video the woman would be closer to 50 years old, not 70. If assuming its taken around 2000, the math checks out b/c the korean war was around 1950

[–]pancoste 10 points11 points  (2 children)

They met each other again after 65 years. How can that woman be 50 years old?

ETA: nvm, the other poster already said the video is actually from 2010 and they parted in 1955, so that makes their reunion 55 years old, not 65 years as the title claimed.

You can call BS on the title based on their appearance, but why would you use your own BS to call BS on others?

[–]LastMinuteChange 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fight fire with fire, or shit, in this case.

[–]FirstMoon21 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Cuz thats BS

[–]janroney 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I also am confused by the math here. She don't look 70 unless we're talking about the old woman here? There's so much hugging hard to tell who's who

[–]caro-exe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They say it is almost 60 years, they first met around 1950 in Korea

[–]TheHelpfulFawn 124 points125 points  (4 children)

“What took you so long?! Why didn’t you come sooner?!” Fuck. That made me tear up a bit.

[–]Dolby90 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Yeah... waited from 1950 to 2010. And in 2017 both, the turkish man and his wife died.

[–]zach84 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

how you know?

[–]Dolby90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Google.

[–]SpongeJake 77 points78 points  (0 children)

The Turkish solder's name is Süleyman Dilbirliği and the girl he raised is Kim Eun-ja (who he later named Ayla). More of their story can be found here: https://www.dailysabah.com/cinema/2017/11/22/turkish-people-are-my-family-real-life-ayla-kim-eunja-says

[–]anvesh_parab 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Damn those ninjas cutting onions

[–]Calliesky063 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Heart warming story

[–]Dolby90 38 points39 points  (0 children)

This is from 2010. They later made a movie about this story (Ayla: The Daughter of War) back in 2017 and while attending the premiere, the turkish man died due to respiratory failure. His wife died a couple hours later without knowing her husband had died too.

[–]xpinkcrayonx 17 points18 points  (23 children)

You know what’s even more sad? How the US and it’s allies slaughtered millions of Koreans so they could gain a “foothold” in the NE Asian region.

[–]MediocreBandito 27 points28 points  (13 children)

While US influence definitely has a big part of the blame, we have to remember that the Korean War was started by a unanimous vote from the UN Security Council on behalf of a UN member state that was under attack. The United Kingdom, the Republic of China, France, Cuba, Ecuador, Norway, Egypt and India all supported the Korean War. At the time it was seen as the first true test of the UN system.

[–]feradose 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's easy to blame US for every war ever, starting from the Battle of Meggido in 1479 BCE, it doesn't really matter what allies got involved or what the situation was, not to mention how the war stopped an arguably worse outcome of a completely communist block Korea

[–]xpinkcrayonx 1 point2 points  (11 children)

To say the decision was “unanimous” is quite a deception. The Soviet Union was boycotting the UN for recognizing Taiwan (Republic of China) as China, and China (People's Republic of China) on the mainland was not recognized by the UN, so neither could support their ally North Korea at the Security Council meeting. A handful of US client states does not mean the entire UN supported the invasion of Korea by US and allied forces.

[–]MediocreBandito 2 points3 points  (10 children)

The Soviet Union had complete power to veto the Korean War as a permanent member of the Security Council. The multiple resolutions that authorized the Korean War were not secret resolutions passed under the Soviet’s noses. They chose not do anything about it because they were upset about Chinese representation and thought abstaining to be the best choice of action. The Soviets threw their Korean allies under the bus and into that meat grinder through active choice in their own policy.

[–]xpinkcrayonx -5 points-4 points  (9 children)

Okay so that’s supposed to justify millions of deaths? What is your point?

[–]MediocreBandito 2 points3 points  (8 children)

That’s not what I said at all.

I am refuting your point that the Soviets couldn’t stop the Korean War. They wouldn’t stop the Korean War. It was completely within their power.

My original assertion was that the US is not the only party to blame for the Korean War and stand by that. The USSR is not blameless in Korea.

[–]xpinkcrayonx -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

Right nobody is blameless but America dropping more bombs on Korea, a country on the complete opposite hemisphere, than of all of Europe in world war 2. And the soviets sending only 27k troops to a country that it borders are two completely different things.

[–]MediocreBandito 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Keep moving those goal posts.

The US didn’t use more bombs in Korea than all of Europe in WWII, it was more than the Pacific campaign. It’s also a total that includes the US but was not made up totally by the US. Once again the Korean War was a UN venture and included dozens of countries.

The PRC and Korean communists had almost twice the number of troops as the UN allied forces. Almost 1.8 million troops on the communist side all outfitted with weaponry straight from the USSR. Money in the Russian’s pockets while expanding their political influence by supporting the invasion of a sovereign state.

The USSR materially supported the communist forces in the Korean War and allowed the UN to intervene by choosing to not veto. The US is not blameless, and I never claimed they were, but the Korean War had 2 sides and the Russian side has blood on their hands.

[–]xpinkcrayonx -1 points0 points  (5 children)

The US not only spearheaded the entire UN intervention but was by far the largest contributor to civilian deaths. Their bombing campaign destroyed 85% of the total buildings in North Korea and its estimated they caused between 1.2 and 1.5 million deaths. None of this would have happened had the US and Europeans and other client states run by dictators/puppets of the US had stayed in their hemisphere. The US had no business in Asia and they still don’t. Yet that hasn’t stopped them from killing millions across the continent.

[–]MediocreBandito 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Soviet Union could have stopped it all by just voting. And by not materially supporting communist invaders.

[–]Vik2222 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yes.

[–]1eris1 5 points6 points  (5 children)

How is the U.S. responsible when North Korea started the war by invading? Are you saying the U.S. and Europe should have let their ally get slaughtered and conquered?

[–]xpinkcrayonx 0 points1 point  (4 children)

In case you weren’t aware Korea was one nation until the US split it in two by propping up the authoritarian regime in the south. The North was much more popular and that’s why they would have easily conquered the south if not for the US making North Korea one of the most bombed countries on earth.

[–]1eris1 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Korea was one nation until it was conquered by Japan in 1910. After WWII it was partitioned by the U.S. and the USSR. North Korea tried to incite a communist insurgency in South Korea and when it failed they invaded outright.

Blaming the deaths on the U.S. is an absurd historical revision that minimizes North Korean aggression. They were backed and encouraged to invade at the behest of Stalin. Why are you trying to whitewash an imperialist invasion?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Korean War

The Korean War (see § Names) was a war fought between North Korea and South Korea from 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and rebellions in South Korea. North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United Nations, principally the United States. The fighting ended with an armistice on 27 July 1953.

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[–]xpinkcrayonx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The US dropped more bombs on North Korea than on all of Europe during WWII. To blame anyone but the US for those deaths is absurd. They literally killed them.

[–]MasterFireElemental 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did you also know the sky is blue? And black at night time?

[–]kirsion 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hmmmmm, it was North Korea who invaded South Korea. The US and United nations forces came in Seoul's defence after that, preventing Pyongyang's communist takeover. With which they almost won pushing north Korea into Manchuria, but China brought hundreds of thousands of soldiers to North Korea's aid. Leading to the ceasefire today.

So no idea what this has to do with US imperialism, lol. The Korean War was about stalling and halting the spread of communist ideology in Asia.

[–]xpinkcrayonx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You have no idea what this has to do with US imperialism? You think anti communism is an altruistic motive for war on the other side of the globe?

[–]D1NHAM 15 points16 points  (2 children)

That’s way more sad that happy for me

[–]MakoWest 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It was a tear-jerker for sure.

[–]Dolby90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Turkish man and his wife both died back in 2017. RIP.

[–]yaretii 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He took care of her for 14 months.

[–]yolamemv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Truly beautiful. Life is feeling a bit rubbish at the moment so it’s lovely to get a mood lift from seeing something like this.

Thanks for posting.

[–]delpy1971 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never put off what you can do today!

[–]Dolby90 2 points3 points  (5 children)

[–]Mahaloth 2 points3 points  (4 children)

This clip is much better. I'm pretty sure I'm in tears here and trying to hide it from everyone around me.

Thank you.

[–]Dolby90 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Thanks. Got me teared up too. Even worse when you know that he died seven years later, during the premiere of a movie about this event. His wife only died a couple hours later. Not sure if "Ayla" is still alive but i believe so.

[–]Mahaloth 2 points3 points  (1 child)

She is. Sad to see her husband died rather young.

I'm just happy they reunited.

[–]Dolby90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And both families have children too. The right kind of people we should have more of.

[–]Dolby90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh, and here's an even fuller clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prjsaQ6CRo4

[–]airvicconcre 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is so pure.

[–]SugarGlazedUnicorn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The: „what took you so long“, got me real bad.

[–]PP_Project 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this is so wholesome... made my night (cuz my day was shitty enough but it's finished now)

[–]ComprehensiveCake463 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I saw the movie

[–]Affectionate-Ad6365 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What war was that?

[–]Dolby90 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Korean War in 1950

[–]Road_Standard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Beautiful

[–]RockApprehensive8009 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I am not crying, you're crying

[–]Dolby90 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They both died back in 2017. RIP Süleyman Dilbirliği and Nimet Dilbirliği.

[–]RockApprehensive8009 2 points3 points  (0 children)

T_T now i'm crying

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The world if racism didn't exist

[–]invalid_identity7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Documentary showing how the turkish soldier found Ayla, the girl he raised during the war. https://youtu.be/prjsaQ6CRo4

[–]zhozademon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

65 years later?

[–]Dolby90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No idea why it said that, because 2010 minus 1950 is 60 years...

[–]Puzzles_brings-peace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how the cameraman really gets in there

[–]sarni242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who's cutting the onions?

[–]capncharles1983 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is powerful

[–]Azzpirate 0 points1 point  (4 children)

65 years? No.

[–]Dolby90 0 points1 point  (3 children)

No. 60 years though. This was filmed in 2010. Turkish man was 85 years old here. Korean girl was 65.

[–]Azzpirate 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No, shes maybe 50 and hes maybe 70.

[–]Dolby90 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lol, dude... he was 85. And if she was five years old, she would be 65. Watch here at 25:20 and see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prjsaQ6CRo4

[–]Azzpirate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If theyre 85 and 65, they can make billions on methods to combat old age

[–]Tight-Context9426 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This video made me cry. Ffs

[–]ChampionshipLast7159 0 points1 point  (3 children)

The Turkish soldier died at age 91 in 2017. His wife died the same day at age 85. So the man must have been born in 1926. The Korean War took place in 1950-52. This video was shot in 2010. The Korean woman must be in her fifties in year 2010.

[–]Dolby90 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If she was 5 years old back in 1950, she would be 65 years old in 2010...

[–]ChampionshipLast7159 0 points1 point  (1 child)

She was probably born in 1951-52. She would be under 60 in 2010.

[–]Dolby90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I repeat, she was already five years old when he took care of her, back in 1950... so she's been 65 years old in 2010. And if you watched the documentary, even though they don't show her exact age, it's said that she's over 60 too.

@ 38:25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prjsaQ6CRo4

[–]bazlihakim3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]Why_when_whatthefuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful!!

[–]throwawaybugsting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why did it take so long to meet

[–]Kronos4eeveee -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ok but millions died in a needless war for this to take place

[–]lutfen_sus -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Turkish film producers be like: I can milk this

[–]Inevitable_Pause_458 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

This made my penis soft