According to reports by the Turkish DHA news agency, a warplane of Turkey crashed near Izmir. At the incident, both its pilots are dead.
It was a training aircraft which crashed in the air force base in the district of Cigli, as DHA reads.
The incident comes during a strenuous period for Turkey, as since January 20, Ankara has been carrying out the Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria with the aim to safeguard its borders and create a safety corridor by pushing away Kurdish militias of Syria, who had been established and were fighting in the Syrian enclave of Afrin.
Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters in Syria terrorists and a PKK offshoot…/IBNA