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    According to Turkish media reports, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday that the body of a killed Russian Su-24 pilot had been brought to Turkey late Saturday and would later be handed over to Russia.

    The pilot of the Su-24 bomber, Oleg Peshkov, was killed by ground fire while parachuting to safety after the warplane had been downed by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet over Syria on Tuesday.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described the incident as a "stab in the back, carried out against us by accomplices of terrorists."

    "The body of the deceased Russian pilot was delivered to us last night at 1:45 across the border. In accordance with their [Russian] religious tradition, funeral arrangements were carried out by Orthodox priests in the Hatay Province [in Turkey's south]," Davutoglu was quoted as saying by local media Beyaz Gazete.

    The Russian Embassy in Turkey has confirmed that the body of the Russian pilot would be brought to Ankara on Sunday and later sent to Russia.

    "Today the body of Hero of Russia Oleg Peshkov will be delivered to Ankara. The military attache of the embassy is accompanying it during the flight, and the ambassador and the embassy staff will meet it at the airfield in Ankara. The date and time of the pilot’s body delivery to Russia is being clarified," embassy spokesman Igor Mityakov told RIA Novosti.

    Later in the day, a plane carrying the body of the Russian Su-24 pilot landed in Ankara.

    Syrian Turkmen rebels claimed earlier that they had fired at the crew of the Russian warplane as they were descending to the ground. He also claimed that both were killed, although this allegation was later disproved as one of them survived.

    The Su-24 bomber co-pilot survived and was taken to a Russian base in Syria after a successful 12-hour search and rescue operation, which ended on Wednesday.

    A source familiar with the operation told RIA Novosti earlier that several Syrian special forces units were providing cover for the Russian search and rescue team.

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      Tactical Investor
      It would be better say I am sorry and hand the body over to Russia plus pay for the appropriate damages. But I don't think they will take this path as its a logical one and Erdogan does not seem to possess and grain of logic
    • vvj3080
      Russia cannot play by the rules as war has no rules. Go to hell with the Geneva Convention and ICC and ICJ which are Western inspired to secure their interest. That is why the US has been using non state actors such as the Mujahidin and ISIS so that they do not need to adhere to rules. In God We Trust that the US be returned to the stone age. All good modern muslim countries have been destroyed such as Afghanistan , Iraq and Syria replaced by the Saudi type blood thirty pseudos.
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      vvj3080, These countries are now in a state of permanent war, as there's no business like war business ... some make huge profit from it.
    • RIP man..I hope the body is preserved.
    • DR. EVIL
      And the Russians should ofer a few trucks of oil from turkey to isis as a act of good will ??
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      armor
      To the family of Hero Oleg Peshkov, please accept the condolences from a foreigner, may Almighty God have mercy, may our blessed Mother in Heaven gently welcome him to Her Divine Son, assuring you of prayers, you are not alone. I salute a Hero, I salute your great Country, the world will have to respect her as a bulwark against Evil, the only one with guts, courage, perseverance, and who sticks with her friends. R.I.P.
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      mrbin666
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      mrbin666
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      cast235
      THAT won't help an iota. Is NOT about the SU 24.

      Is about Turkish Militia at war with Syria and FSA is with them. Guess those that will be listened in Damascus, will have to prove their worth and alliance with Syrian government FIRST.
      Russia will be observing each group.
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      mrbin666
      HARAAM ZADA DER HARAME KHAY...LIKE TOWER MINAA CONSTRUCTION HAJJ TRAJEDY....IF TWO PILOS WILL DEAD I WOULD SACRIFICE A GOATLET ALONE EGYPT PASSENGERS JET
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