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6 Turkish Military Servicemen, Including High Ranking, Killed in Helicopter Crash in Giresun Province

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6 Turkish Military Servicemen, Including High Ranking, Killed in Helicopter Crash in Giresun Province

Sikorsky S-70 helicopter

Six Turkish military servicemen have died in a military helicopter reportedly crashed in the Tohumluk highlands of the Giresun province, Hurriyetdailynews reported on July 5.

According to the report, the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter was carrying 8 military personnel, including Gendarmerie Region Commander Brigadier Mustafa Doğru, one colonel and two majors, along with four wives of the military personnel and three children.

Other sources provide numbers up to 11 killed in the incident.

Turkish officials say that the bad weather conditions caused the crash.

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