Governor’s office launches probe into death of two soldiers
The Tunceli Governor’s Office has said that it launched an investigation into the death of who soldiers who lost their lives early on Oct. 27 due to adverse weather conditions in the province.
Two gendarmes had been taking part in a counter-terror operation against the outlawed PKK, according to the authorities.
The gendarmes were evacuated by helicopter to a local hospital and diagnosed with hypothermia but died despite receiving medical treatment.
The governorship offered its condolences to their families.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.