Turkey closes airspace over Incirlik air base

Turkish military authorities have closed the airspace over the Incirlik air base  from which the United States has been allowed to carry out operations against ISIS in Syria and Iraq — a US defense official disclosed on Saturday.
This has halted US air missions against the Islamic State. Turkish officials informed Washington that the Erdogan government needs to make sure that all elements of the Turkish air force are detained  in the wake of Friday's coup attempt.
A small number of US planes already out on missions were allowed to return and land at Incirlik.
Earlier, the US consulate in Adana reported that power to the base had been cut and local authorities were preventing movement onto and off the site. The consulate warned U.S. citizens to avoid the area.
The base is home to the Turkish Air Force and the US Air Force's 39th Air Base Wing, which includes about 1,500 American personnel.

 

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