ANKARA, Turkey – The Turkish prime minister says Turkey has taken delivery of the body of a Russian pilot who was killed after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane.
Ahmet Davutoglu says the pilot's body was brought to the border province of Hatay "through Turkey's initiatives" early on Sunday and will be flown back to Russia. He said the local Orthodox church in Hatay performed religious rites for the pilot.
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