Monday, June 25, 2012

Boots of missing Turkish pilots found

Captain Gökhan Ertan and Lieutenant Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy other two pilots who were killed by Syria.
 Two pairs of boots belonging to the missing pilots of a downed Turkish jet have been found, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said during a meeting with opposition leaders.

The prime minister showed the photos of the boots to opposition leaders during the meeting, daily Hürriyet reported.

There were no signs of any parachutes, and the pilots may not have used their ejection seats, according the information given by the prime minister.

Turkish naval and air forces have been attempting to locate Capt. Gökhan Ertan and Lt. Hüseyin Aksoy since their jet was hit by Syrian forces in international waters on June 22.

A vessel equipped with the technology necessary to conduct a more detailed search of the area has already been dispatched to the area to assist ongoing efforts by Turkish and Syrian coastguard boats.

            Captain Gökhan Ertan

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