Turkey arrests Syrian pilot

April 7, 2017 9:43 AM

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ISTANBUL – Turkey's state-run news agency says the Syrian pilot who ejected over Turkey last month has been arrested for violating border security and espionage.

Anadolu news agency reported Friday that pilot Mehmet Sufhan, 56, was treated in the southern province of Hatay for a spinal fracture suffered after he ejected from the damaged Syrian plane on March 4. He was found in an exhausted state after a nine-hour search.

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