Sunday, July 31, 2016
NATO's Incirlik airbase surrounded by 1,000s of Turkish forces for 'security check'
Over 7,000 armed Turkish police in heavy vehicles surrounded the US and NATO Incirlik military airbase in Adana, Sunday, for what Turkish authorities have called a 'security check' amid rumors of another military coup attempt. The entrance to the military base was closed off with armed security forces and TOMA armored riot control vehicles surrounding the site. The reported 'inspection' of the military base comes ahead of an expected visit to Turkey by US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, who is due to arrive in Turkey on Sunday and, according to local media, is also due to visit the Incirlik airbase.
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