Bodies of the two missing pilots from a Turkish military plane, which was downed by Syria, has been found, the Turkish military has said.
ANKARA- In a press release on Wednesday, the Turkish General Staff said the bodies of the two pilots, a captain and a lieutenant, was located in the sea bed in the Eastern Mediterranean without elaborating on the exact location where they were found.
It said efforts to recover the bodies of the water were still underway.
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 strayed into Syrian airspace.
The incident has drawn widespread international condemnation amid the continuing violence in Syria.
Turkey has said the Syrian act constituted "a clear and a grave violation of international law" and that Ankara would take "every necessary measure."
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said rules of military engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces had been revised in the face of the incident, adding, "any Syrian military element approaching the Turkish border from Syria will be considered as a military threat and dealt with accordingly."