One police officer killed in helicopter accident in Turkey’s Niğde
NİĞDEOne police officer was killed and one other was injured in a helicopter accident in the Central Anatolian province of Niğde at around midday on Sept. 20.
The accident occurred at the Police Vocational High School in Niğde.
Abdullah Yıldırım, a 27-year-old special forces police officer, was killed after he was struck by a helicopter’s propeller, while the leg of 25-year-old special forces police officer Azim Doğan was wounded and he was later taken under treatment.
Yıldırım’s mother and father, Safiye and Zülküf, as well as his relatives in the southern province of Adana’s Yüreğir district, burst into tears after news of his death reached them. Yıldırım’s parents were taken to Niğde, where an official funeral ceremony will be held. His body will then be taken to his home province of Adana.
Upon being told about the accident, a nephew of the killed police officer, Fatma Yıldırım, reportedly told the special forces police officer who gave him the news: “Tell me when my uncle is going to come back. Please lie to me.”
Yıldırım was reportedly married and the father of a one-and-half-year-old daughter named Gülşen Nisa. He also reportedly had a sister and brother.