World Bulletin / News Desk
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said that a Turkish ship would pursue search and rescue efforts for the downed Turkish plane.
Following the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday, government spokesman Arinc said that TCG Inebolu ship would conduct search and rescue efforts to lift the debris of Turkish war plane which was downed by Syria.
We have held talks with U.S. Felix company, and reached an agreement. Felix company will provide the required equipment for TCG Inebolu ship. Personnel of the company will pursue search and rescue efforts, said Arinc.
He noted that Nautilus ship found the place of the plane's debris, displayed the parts of debris, and pulled out the bodies of two pilots, and also lifted some parts of the debris.
We have only ten percent of the debris so far, said Arinc, adding that TCG Inebolu ship would pursue the activities from now on.
The Turkish RF4 military reconnaissance plane was shot down by Syria on June 22 while on an unarmed training and test mission in international airspace after unintentionally straying into Syrian airspace.
The incident has drawn widespread international condemnation amid the continuing violence in Syria.
Village guard succumbs to injuries sustained in Monday's roadside bomb in Mardin province
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik attends opening ceremony of International Defense Industry Fair in Baku
Mevlut Cavusoglu reminds US of pledge to push back armed wing of PYD/PKK to east of Euphrates
If the pro-FETÖ coup had succeeded in Turkey, the Formula One Circuit in Istanbul would have been used as a mass prison, according to new information acquired by intelligence units
Out of 87 National Intelligence Organization personnel dismissed, 52 to face criminal complaints
Antony Blinken pays tribute to 'those who stood up [for] Turkish democracy and stood against the coup'
Operation launched in 18 provinces to nab members of 'Kimse Yok Mu' relief organization
Just days after President Erdogan's meeting with Rothschild and Jewish leaders in New York, Moody's had downgraded Turkey's rating which has now bounced back
Ankara demands investigation on whereabouts of former prosecutors Zekeriya Oz and Celal Kara
Lindsay Lohan reportedly sobs as she greets paralyzed Syrian refugee in Istanbul
This is an important and positive development for Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus says
Foreign Minister Cavusoglu uses Miami Herald article to say Turkey expects 'full solidarity' from US
Military says airstrike took place in Hakkari province
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday for the first time since the attempted coup in Turkey in July.