The 1st Turkish Brigade arrived in South Korea on October 19, 1950 with more than 4,500 troops.

The Turkish Brigade was mainly Turkish Army units and was comprised of three infantry battalions, field infantry battalion, engineering company, anti-aircraft battery, truck company, signal platoon, medical company, repair and maintenance unit, military band, and a replacement company.The variety of their personnel meant they could conduct their own independent operations. 

The 1st Turkish Brigade was attached to the 8th U.S. Army at first. In November 1950, they functioned as the right wing of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division’s force defending outposts. Following that the Turkish Brigade was assigned to the U.S. 25th Infantry Division.
During joint operations with U.S. Forces, the Turks became known for their bayonet and hand-to-hand combat skills. The Brigade fought in the Battles of Kunuri, Kumyangjang-Ni, Chorwon-Seoul diversion, Taegyewonni defense, Nevada Complex, and the Barhar-Kumhwa attacks. The Turkish Brigade was awarded Unit Citations from both the ROK and the U.S. governments.
The 1st Brigade provided support from September 1950 to August 1951, the 2nd Brigade from August 1951 to August 1952, and the 3rd Brigade from August 1952 to September 1953. Turkey replaced their Brigade each year until mid-summer of 1954. In total, Turkey sent almost 15,000 soldiers to South Korea.
Turkey suffered casualties including 741 killed in action, 2,068 wounded in action and 163 missing in action.