Killer of Russia’s Su-24 pilot detained in Turkey

Orient Net - Agencies | 2016-04-02 09:10 Damascuss

Alparslan Celik
Turkish police have detained Alparslan Celik, the man who claims to be responsible for killing a Russian SU-24 bomber pilot in Turkey last November, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Friday.

An unidentified source in Turkish police confirmed that the man was in police custody.

He was arrested in the Turkish city of Izmir, along with 13 other people on Wednesday, Turkish media reported Thursday.

Last November Celik said in a video interview that his group had killed one of the pilots of a Russian Su-24 bomber downed by Turkish aircraft, Fayette Advocate reported.

The pilot, Oleg Peshkov was shot to death while parachuting to earth after his jet was hit. The other pilot survived and was later rescued by Russian and Assad special force units, The Moscow Times reported.