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Turkish government says it will not allow a US-led military coalition to use its air bases in order to launch attacks on IS terrorists’ hideouts in neighboring Iraq and Syria. A government official said Ankara can open the Incirlik Air Base in the south only for logistical and humanitarian operations, and not for any airstrikes. “Turkey will not be involved in any armed operation but will entirely concentrate on humanitarian operations,"
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
I guess we should pack up our toys and go home. They can deal with the Russians if they ever come knocking.
They can also deal with isis or isil or whatever it's called now.
originally posted by: Feltrick
a reply to: butcherguy
They are allowing logistical and humanitarian aid flights, just not air strikes. The reason is due to IS holding 29 Turkish hostages. It makes sense and, as another wrote, they're walking a mighty thin tightrope.
The strikes will/can be based off aircraft carriers. Turkey will be utilized as a logistics base. Bottom line: coalition still intact.
Bottom line: coalition still intact.
originally posted by: aboutface
Am I the only one that thinks this is a flippin mess all over again? If Turkey says no, then how about Israel? We know they are already heavily involved in US policy, so why not provide their bases as good friends should? Does anyone really believe that Israel is neutral in all of this and that by the US using other airfields the Arabs would think Israel innocent? What stupid bloody dumb games people play.
originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Might be that the west is arming the kurds which are enemies of the turks, not everything is obumers fault, one day hes a tyrant the other hes a bumbling idiot, people need to read up on facts sometimes.