Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

"Our hearts ache with the loss of our soldiers martyred in the helicopter crash"

17.12.2013 / Ankara

Publishing a message in regards to the helicopter crash which resulted in the martyring of 4 of our soldiers in Gölbaşı, Ankara, TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said, "The news from Gölbaşı have wounded the heart of our nation. Our martyred heroes will live on in our hearts."​

Hisarcıklıoğlu said in his message:


"We have learned to our great sorrow that a Sikorsky helicopter of the Turkish Army has crashed in the Gölbaşı county of Ankara.


The martyring of Army Pilot Squadron Leader Ahmet Duran, Army Pilot First Lieutenant Emre Acar, Technician First Sergeant Erdinç Salkım and Technician First Sergeant Hüseyin Uluçeşme has struck at the heart of our nation.


Our martyrs will live on in perpetuity in our hearts; their names will be remembered with gratitude and blessings.


On behalf of the Turkish business community, I pray for the grace of Allah upon our martyrs and convey my condolences to the Turkish Armed Forces, the families and loved ones of the fallen and our nation."

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