At least four soldiers were martyred yesterday when their helicopter crashed during an emergency landing in İstanbul.
The helicopter crashed near a residential area in Çekmeköy district at 6.51pm local time.
Message of condolences were issued in the TRNC following the incident.
The TRNC Prime Ministry in a message on social media said “may God’s mercy and grace be with those soldiers who were martyred as a result of a helicopter crash in Çekmeköy, İstanbul. We offer our condolences to their families and the Turkish nation.”
The leader of the main opposition National Unity Party Ersin Tatar in his message expressed his condolences to the Turkish nation.
The Head of the TRNC Religious Affairs Department Talip Atalay also expressed his condolences and said “we share the pains of the Turkish Armed Forces and the Turkish nation and express the hope that such a tragic incident will not occur again.”