Eleven Turkish soldiers, including a general, were killed in a helicopter crash in southeastern Turkey near Badlis. Nine people were killed in the accident and two others died later of their wounds. Two soldiers were also injured. This was announced by the Turkish Ministry of Defense. According to that ministry, it is related to the accident.
The severity of the injuries was not clarified in the Turkish ministry’s report. The cause of the accident was not clear yet, but the images broadcast on Turkish television showed the presence of dense fog in the area.
According to a member of parliament for the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party, Tolga Agar, the commander of the 8th Turkish army, General Osman Arbas, was killed in the accident.
The helicopter, an Airbus Cougar, took off in the afternoon in Bingol, bound for Tatvan. Half an hour after departure, the helicopter disappeared from the radar. The site of the crashed helicopter was found by drones, reconnaissance and helicopter.
The Turkish army regularly conducts operations in the southeast of the country against the PKK.
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