Turgut Alp (c. 1195 – c. 1323) was one of the early warrior of the Ottoman Empire. He was also a close friend of Ertuğrul Gazi and his son Osman Gazi. He even served Orhan Gazi, son of Osman Gazi during his lifetime.
He died at the age of 125 years. His tomb is located in the cemetery of Turgutalp (Genci) village, İnegöl, Turkey. The grave outside the Ertugrul Ghazi's mausoleum is an honorary grave, not the real resting place. He became a martyr in a battle fighting with Osman Gazi's son Orhan Gazi. He held his axe in his right arm even after death.
In 1877, during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878), a city was founded and named "Turgutalp" after him in the then-Ottoman Empire by Muslim people who had lived in what is now known as Bulgaria. The settlement was named as Turgutalp upon the suggestion of the sultan.
Portrayal in Media
In the TV series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, which is broadcast on Turkey's state television channel TRT 1, Turgut Alp is portrayed by the Turkish actor Cengiz Coşkun.