Russia demands that Turkey take steps to apprehend the gunman that shot the Russian pilot

Russia demands that Turkey take steps to apprehend the gunman that shot the Russian pilot

MOSCOW, December 30. Russia demands from Ankara to take measures for the capture of a Turkish citizen of Alparslana of Celik, making the shooting of the commander of the crew of the su-24 shot down Turkish air force over the territory of Syria on 24 November 2015. This is stated in a statement on Wednesday the comments of the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“It’s time to answer”

“We demand from the Turkish authorities to take urgent measures to capture the Celik and his companions and bring them to trial for killing the Russian pilot, as well as for participation in hostilities on the side of illegal armed formations on the territory of a foreign state”, – the document says.

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The reason for a very sharp speech of the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry was published on 27 December in the Turkish newspaper “Hurriet” “exclusive” interview with Celik, in which he openly acknowledges his direct involvement in the murder of the Russian pilot and have not repented.

As follows from the publication, this Turkish action film the last two years fighting in Syria on the side of an illegal armed formation.

“Causes surprise and indignation that one of the leading national Newspapers of Turkey has actually offered a platform killer and terrorist for bragging rights committed by him crime and spread of hatred towards Russia and Russian people nationalist ideology”, – noted Zakharov.

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“It is significant that so far not received any comments about the interview that the Turkish authorities”, – stated in the commentary.

“We demand that the Turkish leadership has assessed the actions and statements of the citizen of his country, confessed to the Commission of an international crime, which is murder of the pilot of the air forces of a foreign state, – it is underlined in the document. – It’s time to answer – what is Ankara’s position regarding the participation of Turkish citizens in combat actions on the side of extremist illegal armed formations on the territory of the neighboring state. Or she will prefer to close our eyes to it?”


What is known about the Çelik

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Russian pilot, catapult out of the bomber su-24M in Syria, was killed by a militant Turkish ultra-nationalist nationalist organization “Grey wolves”, .

It is known that the çelik – Turkish citizen, born in the town of Keban.

Moreover, he is the son of the former mayor of this city to Ramazan Celik.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.