Azerbaijan, Baku, May 21 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
Chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli has stated the need to withdraw Turkish peacekeeping contingent from Afghanistan, the TRT Haber TV channel said on Wednesday.
"Turkey must withdraw its peacekeepers from Afghanistan as soon as possible," he said.
A military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on March 16. About 12 Turkish peacekeepers died. The helicopter belonged to a NATO-led security mission ISAF in Afghanistan. The causes of the accident are still unknown.
The bodies of the peacekeepers were taken to Turkey and buried.