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Turkey: The PKK’s Shoot-Down of a Turkish Helicopter: Implications for KRG Policy

On 13 May a Turkish military helicopter crashed in the rural Cukurca region of Hakkari province. While a subsequent Turkish General Staff press note stated that the helicopter had crashed due to “technical failure,” the next day, a PKK social media account published the video of helicopter’s downing via a shoulder-launched MAN-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS).


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