The Turkish authorities have detained shot down a Russian su-24 pilots


As reported by Bloomberg, citing a senior Turkish official, two pilots, shot down a Russian su-24 near the Syrian-Turkish border, was taken into custody.

On 16 July the mayor of Ankara Melih Gescheh the TV channel CNN Turk reported that the pilot of the fighter shot down the Russian bomber was involved in the attempted coup in Turkey at the end of last week. Gescheh claimed that members of the coup were responsible for the deterioration of relations with Russia.

24 Nov 2015 Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian su-24 that participated in the antiterrorist operation in Syria. The incident killed the pilot Oleg Peshkov, who had katapuljtirovalisj, but was shot from the ground.

The Russian side demanded from Turkey to apologize for the incident, but received them only after six months. While Ankara has long argued that the Turkish pilot warned the crew of the su-24 on the violation of Turkish borders. In Moscow denied it.

In late June, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the downed aircraft and expressed condolences to the family of the deceased pilot.

The death of the Russian pilot has led to the deterioration of Russian-Turkish relations. President Putin in a few months to restrict the sending of organized tourist groups in Turkey. It also introduced an embargo against a number of Turkish goods, which is still in effect.