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    Russian Foreign Ministry Confirms 4 Citizens Dead in Istanbul Helicopter Crash

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    Moscow has confirmed that four Russian citizens died in a Friday helicopter crash in Turkey.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday the death of four Russian citizens in a helicopter crash near Istanbul.

    "Turkey — five people, including four Russians, dead," the ministry's crisis management department posted on its Twitter feed.

    It said two people were injured in the crash.

    The message came less than an hour after the Eczacibasi company, which owned the aircraft, confirmed to Sputnik on Friday that four Russian nationals were on board the helicopter.

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