>> The victims of what Turkey's military calls a painful accident. 13 soldiers honored at a ceremony at the Turkish town of Shernakum on Thursday after dying in a helicopter crash on Wednesday night. The army says the Cougar Military Helicopter got caught in a high-voltage power line. It had been taking off at around 10 PM local time in the Senoba District of Sirnak Province near the border with Iraq.
Emergency search teams were dispatched to the area and evaluations were underway at the crash site the military said.
Presidential sources said President Tayyip Erdogan had been briefed on the crash.