US European Command: Electric power now restored at Incirlik
Turkey has restored power to an air base used by US forces for anti-ISIS strikes almost a week after it was cut following the failed coup, the Defense Department announced Friday.
Commercial power was cut to Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey and the airspace above it closed within hours of the July 15 attempted military takeover.
The base, which is also holding US nuclear weapon was forced to rely on generators.
"We will retain this capability should the power be interrupted again," said a statement from the US European Command.
Air conditioners, food storage and preparation, and other daily living requirements on the base depend on power as much as the runway lighting and air operations systems do.