World Bulletin / News Desk
Two pilots were remanded in custody Tuesday in the northwestern province of Balikesir as part of the investigation of the July 15 failed coup, the Balikesir Chief Prosecutor’s Office said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Temmuz 2016, 15:57
The two pilots were among 20 F-16 jet pilots from 9th Base Jet Command detained last week for alleged links to the July 15 coup attempt. "The pilots are accused of taking off from base command and landing after flying over Istanbul for an hour".
The pilots reported that they had followed orders and were unaware of what was going on, according to their testimonies read out in court.
During the probe of the pilots’ alleged involvement in the coup bid, 13 pilots have been released on judicial supervision while five others remain under investigation.