Location of Yerköy within Turkey.
|• Mayor||Mehmet Ağaoğlu (AKP)|
|• District||1,262.77 km2 (487.56 sq mi)|
|Elevation||771 m (2,530 ft)|
|• District density||31/km2 (79/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Yerköy is a town and district of Yozgat Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 48,889 of which 32,228 live in the town of Yerköy.
2009 Great Union Party's rally
A rally of the Great Union Party (BBP) was scheduled at 17:00 EET (15:00 UTC) on March 25, 2009 in the town, at which party leader Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu was expected to hold a speech before the upcoming local elections. Yazıcıoğlu was underway from another rally in Çağlayancerit, Kahramanmaraş by a chartered helicopter. A crowd of 3,000 people, gathered at the Station Square (Turkish: İstasyon Meydanı), became worried as the helicopter did not show on time. Party's deputy leader announced a short time later that the helicopter carrying Yazıcıoğlu and three local leaders of his party was missing.
The helicopter crashed at Mount Keş in Göksun district of Kahramanmaraş Province, causing the death of the pilot and all five passengers. The crash site could be reached only two days later due to harsh weather conditions in the region.
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