March 16 (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least seven people have died when the helicopter they were flying in the Iraqi Kurdistan region crashed on Wednesday, Iraqi media reported.
A security source consulted by the Shafaq news portal pointed out that it was a Turkish Armed Forces helicopter, which was lost due to bad weather and fell to the ground in an oil field.
However, the Turkish Ministry of Defense has denied hours later that the crashed aircraft belonged to its Army, assuring that this information is not true, since no Turkish helicopter was flying over that area, as reported by the TRT television network. To have.
Turkish incursions into Iraqi territory are frequent and are part of the operations of its soldiers against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), both in Turkey and in northern Iraq -where the formation has numerous bases-, since The ceasefire between the government and the armed group in July 2015 was broken.