17 Turkish soldiers killed in helicopter crash

By REUTERS
November 10, 2012 10:03

 
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DIYARBAKIR - Seventeen Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed in southeastern Turkey due to bad weather conditions, the area's governor said.

The Sikorsky helicopter crashed on Herekol mountain, in the Pervari area of Siirt province, Siirt Governor Ahmet Aydin said. The victims were members of gendarmerie special forces, he said.

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