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Turkey nabs killer of Russian pilot

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Ankara: Turkish police have detained an alleged killer of a Russian pilot along with 13 other suspected militants in the western city of Izmir, the media reported on Friday. Alpaslan Celik reportedly came to Izmir with 13 others and was detained while dining in a restaurant in the Aegean coast city, Xinhua cited Daily Sabah as saying. A Kalashnikov rifle, two handguns and ammunition were also seized in the operation, the report said. press reports said the other detainees were suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. Celik, a Turkish national who fought inside Syria, allegedly killed a pilot of a Russian warplane after it was downed by Turkey in November last year.