No evidence Turkish helicopter was shot down in Syria: Turkish PM
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Feb. 14 there is no evidence to prove that a Turkish attack helicopter which crashed in Syria’s northern district of Afrin on Feb. 10 went down as a result of external intervention.
Turkey on Jan. 20 launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants from Afrin. Ankara deems the YPG a terror group for its links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Turkish military said on Feb. 14 that a total of 1,485 YPG militants have been “neutralized” since the launch of the operation.