Turkish experts to help Afghanistan identify air crash victims

A Turkish team of experts will soon arrive in Afghanistan to help Afghan authorities identify victims an air crash that occurred on May 17.

Turkish experts to help Afghanistan identify air crash victims

A Turkish team of experts will soon arrive in Afghanistan to help Afghan authorities identify victims an air crash that occurred on May 17.

A Pamir Airways passenger plane, en route from the northern city of Kunduz to Afghan capital Kabul crashed on May 17, killing all 44 on board, including carrying 3 Turkish activists.

In a statement on Friday, Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Turkish team of seven experts from police department and forensic medicine institute are expected to arrive in the country later in the day, Anadolu news agency reported.

The Foundation For Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) had said, IHH Asia Representative Faruk Aktas and an IHH volunteer Bahattin Yildiz were in the Afghan passenger jet.

The ministry also said that Turkish government offered condolences to families of air crash victims.

"Aktas and Yildiz were on a trip to Kunduz on a trip to Afghanistan for buying land to build an orphanage on behalf of IHH. After finding the 400-meter-square land needed for the orphanage project, they were on their way back to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, from Kunduz when the accident happened," IHH or the Foundation For Human Rights And Freedoms And Humanitarian Relief said at that time.

Agencies

Last Mod: 28 Mayıs 2010, 17:05
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