Alparslan Çelik

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Alparslan Çelik
Born 1982 (age 35–36)
Keban, Turkey
Allegiance

Alperen Ocakları

Syrian Turkmen Brigades
Years of service 2014-2016
Rank Second-in-command
Unit Turkmen Coastal Division
Battles/wars

Syrian civil war

Latakia offensive (2015–2016)

2015 Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown

Alparslan Çelik is a Turkish Islamist-Nationalist Alperen Ocakları[1][2] member. In 2014 he joined the Syrian Turkmen Brigades and fought against Syrian Army. On 24 November, after Turkey shot down a Russian bomber jet, he allegedly killed the Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov.[3][4][5] Çelik was detained in İzmir, Turkey on 31 March 2016.[6][7] All charges against him were dropped on 9 May 2016.[8] However the investigation was subsequently reopened in which he denied killing the pilot, instead insisting that he was killed by another group.[9]

His father Ramazan Çelik was the Mayor of Keban for the Nationalist Movement Party[10]


References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Rusya'nın aradığı Alparslan Çelik'ten olay iddialar!
  2. ^ [2] Alparslan Çelik ve 13 arkadaşı için istenen ceza belli oldu
  3. ^ "Killer of Russia's Su-24 Pilot Detained in Turkey | News". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ "MIDEAST - I have no fear of the Russians, says alleged killer of Russian pilot". Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  5. ^ Sputnik. "Alparslan Celik: What is Known So Far About Alleged Killer of Su-24 Pilot". sputniknews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Turkey detains alleged killer of Russian pilot downed over Syria border". RT International. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  7. ^ "CRIME - Alleged killer of Russian jet pilot detained in İzmir". Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  8. ^ "Turkey sets free man charged with killing Russian pilot". Xinhua. 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  9. ^ "Turkey reopens probe into suspected killer of Russian pilot". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  10. ^ "Eski MHP Keban Belediye Başkanı Ramazan Çelik'in oğlu İki yıldır Suriye'de." AyyıldızHaber.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2017-02-13.