Body of Su-24 pilot to be handed over to Russia: Turkish PM

November 29, 2015, 12:00 PM (IDT)

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday that the body of one of the two pilots who ejected from the Russian warplane shot down by Turkish jets on November 24 had been transferred to Turkey, and that it would be handed over to Russia.
DEBKAfile: The Turkish announcement and the way that it was made are expected to heighten the tensions between the two countries. The announcement did not specify who brought the body to Turkey or how it was transferred.