Turkey Recovers Body of Pilot From Downed Russian Jet

Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomts on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers invovled in Syria's war. 

A coffin carrying Oleg Peshkov arrived by ambulance on the tarmac of Hatay Airport in southern Turkey near the Syrian bordder, a Reuters photographer said. 

The shooting down of the Russian fighter jet by NATO-member Turkey, the first known incident of its kind since the Cold War, has damaged efforts to forge a united front against ISIS in the weeks since militants claimed responsibility for mass killings in Paris and blowing up a Russian airliner.

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