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Turkey military helicopter crash kills 17


Turkish officials say 17 soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the southeast of the country.

The governor of Siirt province said the Sikorsky helicopter had come down in bad weather conditions on Herekol mountain.

13 of the victims were members of gendarmerie special forces. The other four who died were crew members.

The Turkish military is involved in a campaign against Kurdish militants in the southeast.

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