Middle East

Turkey blames bad weather for deadly military helicopter crash

Rescue workers, soldiers and civilians walk around the wreckage of a military helicopter that crashed on March 4, 2021, near the Turkish eastern city of Bitlis. Nine Turkish soldiers were killed and four wounded on March 4, when their military helicopter crashed in the southeast of the country, the defence ministry said. The helicopter crashed in the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdish-populated Bitlis province. The ministry said the accident involved a Cougar helicopter but provided no





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