Ankara: Turkish media say 17 soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the country`s southeast.
Channel 24 says the helicopter crashed in the district of Pervari in Siirt province on today morning. It cites the provincial governor, Ahmet Aydin.
State-run TRT television says the crash occurred in heavy fog in a mountainous area.
Authorities are investigating the cause. Kurdish rebels are active in the area.