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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Turkish authorities arrested the pilots, who shot down Russian su-24

The Turkish authorities decided to detain the two pilots of the air force, shot down in November 2015 in Syria, the Russian bomber su-24. However, the basis for the arrest was not a crime.

As reported by the American news Agency Bloomberg, a senior source in the government, the pilots are suspected of supporting the rebels, staged a coup attempt in Turkey.

Information was confirmed by the mayor of Ankara, Melih gökçek, stating that it is known that one of the pilots was a member of the opposition organization of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused of antigovernment activities.

We will remind, the fighter of the Turkish air force on 24 November 2015 in Syria shot down a Russian su-24 bomber that flew in the framework of the antiterrorist operation in Syria. The pilots managed to eject but was fired from the ground. As a result, the commander of the aircraft Oleg Peshkov died, Navigator Konstantin Muratina managed to save.

Watch the video on “the General staff told about the circumstances of the death of the su-24M”

The head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Sergey rudskoy said in his speech about the circumstances in which a Russian su-24 was shot down by Turkish aircraft. “Exact data of objective control, our plane-Turkey border crossing. This is confirmed by Syrian air defense,” said Armenian President.

Video published on the website youtube.com user of the Russian defense Ministry

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