Alparslan Celik fighter turcoamana militia fighting in Syria, was arrested in a restaurant in Izmir along with 13 other people
The Turkish authorities have arrested the man who allegedly mat the pilot of Russian Su-24 that he broke down Turkey last November for violating his space areo on the border with Syria , according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet .
Sources of the Russian Defense Ministry claimed at the time that the pilot GOT to eject and was killed in land by militants on Syrian soil . The co-pilot of the plane survived, although a Russian soldier died during the mission to rescue.
The incident provoked a tense standoff between Russia and Turkey , which is a member of NATO . Moscow reacted with fury imposed a series of tough econmicas sanctions to Turkey.
Initially it was not clear that the detention of man who Hurriyet identified as Alparslan Celik fighter Turkoman militia luha in Syria , keep a direct relationship with the death of Russian pilot.
The Turkish newspaper says Celik has been arrested in a restaurant in Izmir Aegean coastal city. At the time of the detention, he was with 13 other people also were arrested.