Foreign Ministry denies claims of Syrian helicopter crash in Turkey
Doğan News Agency
Syrian Army MI 18 helicopters with national flags fly over the demonstrators during a rally to support President Bashar al-Assad on the first anniversary of the anti-regime revolt in Damascus on 15 March 2012. AFP photoA Syrian helicopter has crashed in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, according to local claims.
Security forces in the area began search and rescue efforts following the claims.
Şanlıurfa Gov. Celalettin Güvenç said such claims had reached them and that their search efforts along the border would clarify the issue.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Selçuk Ünal denied the claims, saying no Syrian airplanes had entered Turkey.