Celik, along with a group of other militants from the Gray Wolves grouping, was detained in a cafe in Izmir (Turkey) more than a month ago. At the time of detention, a whole arsenal was withdrawn from Celik and his accomplices. weapons, including grenades and automatic rifles.
According to the staff of the Turkish Prosecutor’s Office, the early testimony of елиelik and the footage of the execution of the Russian pilot are not evidence of this man’s guilt. According to lawyer Celik, who leads RIA News, at the moment, the investigation into the illegal storage and carrying of weapons to his client is ongoing.
Celik himself, as soon as he fell into the hands of the Turkish police, stated that he did not shoot Oleg Peshkov and did not give such orders to his subordinates, but allegedly took the blame for the shooting as the commander of the unit operating in northern Syria. For the Turkish prosecutor's office, apparently, this is an exhaustive proof of Celik’s innocence.