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Seventeen Turkish soldiers have died after their helicopter crashed in southeastern Turkey in bad weather, an official has said.
The Sikorsky aircraft came down on Herekol mountain, in the Pervari district of Siirt province, according to Siirt governor Ahmet Aydin.
The victims were members of gendarmerie special forces and there were no survivors on board, he said.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash which reportedly happened in thick fog.