Helicopter Downed in Istanbul for the Kurdish Freedom Movement

Published March 14, 2019

Helicopter Downed

A group called “Martyr Ciyager and Martyr Zeryan Vengeance Teams” announced that their units downed the helicopter that crashed in the Cekmekoy Kirazli neighborhood of Istanbul on February 11.

The group said: “The helicopter was downed with an RC model helicopter, which was guided to fly into the propellers. Two captains and two officers were killed in the action, which was carried out to support the hunger strikes and against the isolation imposed upon Leader Apo.”

Turkish state authorities claimed that the helicopter had crashed in an accident and announced that the Pilot Captain Umit Ozer, Captain Semih Ozcan, Officer Sergeant Major Ilyas kaya and Officer Staff Sergeant Yakup Avsar had died in the crash.

February Actions

The statement also gave the following information on the actions carried out in February by Martyr Xemgin Roj and Martyr Farasin Sidar Vengeance Units:

“Shops and businesses of 11 AKP members have been set on fire. The shops have suffered damages.

BIM supermarkets were set on fire in 3 neighborhoods. The markets have suffered damages.

One PTT worker who was an AKP agent and collaborator was executed.”

From: https://anfenglishmobile.com/news/vengeance-teams-our-units-downed-the-helicopter-in-istanbul-33563?fbclid=IwAR1mVWjKpWCPkOhfN4Iba5383-gLmo1ze_aP1QkZuyYcKl8GGMYrp5gDp_U