World Bulletin / News Desk
A military vehicle transporting soldiers to Şırnak province's Uludere district to provide extra security for former Democratic Society Party (DTP) Chairman Ahmet Türk's visit to Uludere rolled over on Tuesday, killing 10.
A number of soldiers had been sent to Gülyazı village, Uludere, in order to provide extra security for Türk's visit. The vehicle, carrying 18 soldiers, rolled over into a drainage ditch about 200 meters outside the village, along the main road leading into it.
Nine soldiers and the driver of the vehicle died in the accident, while the other nine soldiers were reported to have been seriously wounded. Villagers who witnessed the accident delivered first aid to the injured before they were transferred to Şırnak Military Hospital by the Gülyazı Border Brigade.
According to the most recent reports, the injured are in critical condition.
Türk had been scheduled to visit the families of villagers killed in late December 2011, when Turkish fighter jets mistook them for Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) operatives near the Turkish-Iraqi border. The tragedy sparked outrage in Turkey as 34 civilians were killed in the incident.
Concerned about French security forces' harsh intervention, Turkey calls on officials to avoid using disproportionate force
Elimination of wage differential, glass-ceiling obstacles are requirement for equity, Emine Erdogan says
Mass celebration on anniversary of Ottoman conquest of Istanbul dominates headlines of Turkish dailies Monday
Six people have also been injured in separate Diyarbakir province bomb attack
Turkish general staff reports cross-border artillery, air strikes on ISIL, PKK
Ankara's proposal has one condition, however, which is not to include the PYD and YPG terrorist groups
'Nobody is strong enough to separate us from the lands we claimed after the 1453 conquest,' Turkish president says
Least-developed countries conference is an opportunity for poor countries, says senior Turkish Ambassador Sinirlioglu
Turkey’s Islamabad ambassador says more training will take place across Pakistan soon
Warplanes bomb targets in Iraq's Sinat-Haftanin and Metina regions, Turkish military says
Rocket launchers, armoured vehicles and ammunition depots hit during operation, Turkish military source says
Justice and Development Party deputies carry confidence vote in 550-seat parliament
Protest in Turkish capital remembers 10 victims of 2010 Mavi Marmara aid flotilla incident
The 3-day curfew was imposed in 13 neighborhoods of the province of Mardin to nab PKK extremists
Turkey's leadership in helping least development nations should be emulated, according to senior UN official
'Those who are our friends, who are with us in NATO... cannot, must not send their soldiers to Syria wearing YPG insignia,' Turkish president says