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Pilot who bombed Turkey’s parliament fled to Syria

Turkish military fighter jet
File photo of a Turkish Air Force F16 fighter jet

The pilot who bombed Turkey’s parliament building during the failed coup attempt fled to Syria, AlKhaleejOnline.com reported yesterday.

Investigations into the failed coup found that the pilot and a number of his colleagues handed themselves into to the Democratic Union Party (PYD).

The PYD, affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union as well as the Turkish government.

The parliament was targeted with seven F-16 rockets on Friday night during the failed coup attempt. Some of the strikes were carried out during a parliamentary meeting.

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