Turkish military helicopter shot down near Syria: President Erdogan

Turkish military helicopter shot down near Syria: President Erdogan

Turkish military helicopter shot down near Syria: President Erdogan

"The perpetrators will pay a heavy price", Erdogan said at the provincial meeting of the Justice and Development party in Istanbul.

Talking to reporters in western Muğla province, Yıldırımm said: "Unfortunately, one of our two ATAK helicopters on a mission in Afrin region has crashed".

The United States had until now backed the Kurdish militias with military intelligence, air-strike assistance, weapons, and training in their fight against the jihadist group.

The Turkish General Staff also said on Saturday that the armed forces "destroyed" 36 targets and "neutralized" 79 militants in the airstrikes carried out in the Afrin region overnight.The Turkish Operation Olive Branch in the Afrin region in northern Syria entered its fourth week on Saturday. Turkey has always been one of the main allies of the anti-Assad rebels.

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Nine Turkish soldiers were killed and eleven were wounded in "Operation Olive Branch" carried out by the Turkish army in Syria's northern Afrin province on February 10, Turkish Armed Forces announced in three separate statements on the same day.

According to Turkish officials, the operations aim to establish a 30-km-deep "safe zone" across the border Syria-Turkey border. "You [the U.S.] will not support terror, you will not give weapons to the terrorists, you will not train the terrorists".

The operation in Afrin - bordering Turkey's Hatay and Kilis provinces - was widely expected in the wake of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which cleared Daesh terrorists from Turkey's border between August 24, 2016, and March 2017.

Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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