A court in Turkey released Alpaslan Celik, a member of the nationalist group “Grey wolves”, which in November last year boasted the murder of the pilot of the Russian su-24 bomber in the skies over Syria.
Before the end of the trial çelik will be under house arrest, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the lawyer.
Celik was detained in late March in the Turkish city of Izmir to one of the local cafes. He was charged with illegal possession of weapons, although he later claimed that it belongs to his companions.
Also against him filed charges in the murder of the pilot of the Russian su-24 Oleg Peshkov. During the interrogation, Celik said that he ordered his subordinates to take the pilot alive, but one of them opened fire. Turkish prosecutors later cleared him of all suspicion in the death of a Russian citizen.
Thus on Monday morning, the media reported that Celik can blame the death of another Russian — Alexandra marine Pozynich fatally wounded during the evacuation of the second pilot of the su-24.
Recall that Turkish fighter jets have shot down a su-24 in the skies over Syria at the end of November last year. Ankara still insists that the aircraft violated the air border of Turkey and refuses to apologize.