Father of Turkish ‘serial killer’ downed Greek jet in 1992
ISTANBULThe father of a suspected Turkish serial killer who recently made headlines in the country has been revealed to have downed a Greek jet in the Aegean Sea in 1992, new details have revealed.
A former military pilot, Cpt. İlhan Filiz, the father of suspected serial killer Atalay Filiz, was involved in a dogfight with two Greek jets while conducting a patrol flight with 1st Lt. Murat Yıldırım over the Aegean Sea on June 12, 1992.
One of the Greek F-15 C jets descended vertically toward the sea to escape from Filiz’s F-16 but crashed into the sea as it was unable to recover from the maneuver. The jet’s pilot was killed in the incident.
Atalay Filiz, who is being sought internationally with a red notice for the alleged murder of two people, including a Russian woman, recently reappeared in Turkey as the prime suspect in the murder of a 40-year-old teacher in Istanbul’s Tuzla district after three years on the run.
According to reports, Filiz is being sought for the murder of Göktuğ Demiraraslan, the son of Maj. Gen. Hasan Hüseyin Demirarslan, and his Russian girlfriend Elena Radchikova on Sept. 16, 2013.
Meanwhile, Filiz’s former girlfriend, also a Russian national and friends with Radchikova, a woman named Olga Seregina, has been missing since 2013 and reports indicated she might also have been one of the suspected killer’s victims.