Skip to comments.Kremlin presses Turkey for access to US airbase
Posted on 08/19/2016 7:48:04 PM PDT by amorphous
Russia is pressing Turkey for access to a key airbase used by the US as it tries to extend its influence in the Middle East.
The American-built Incirlik base, about 65 miles from the Syrian border, is used by Nato and has about 50 US nuclear warheads stored on site. A senior Russian politician said that allowing Russian jets and bombers to use it would be a logical continuation of President Erdogans efforts to rebuild Turkeys relations with the Kremlin.
It just remains to come to an agreement with Erdogan that we get the Nato base Incirlik as [our] primary
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Our friends the Turks....
My guess is Turkey will be leaving NATO soon.
Then compound this with IRAN letting Russian bombers take off from Iran.
Say bye bye to Saudi’s proxy army ISIS.
Turkey could provide its Incirlik airbase for the Russian Aerospace Forces jets in the anti-terrorist campaign in Syria, member of Russias upper house of parliament Igor Morozov said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) He clarified that the decision could be taken based on similar agreements made with Syria on the use of the Hmeymim facility and the latest use of the Hamadan airfield in western Iran to carry out airstrikes against terrorist groups in Syria.
"Turkey can provide the Incirlik base to the Russian Aerospace Forces for its use in counterterrorism operations [in Syria]. This can become a logical continuation of Turkish President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogans step toward Russia," Morozov told RIA Novosti.
Senator Viktor Ozerov, member of Russia's Federation Council Defense and Security Committee, did not rule out that Ankara could offer the use of its air base after Erdogans reconciliatory visit to St. Petersburg last week, where he affirmed support for Russias anti-terrorist mission in Syria.
"It is not guaranteed that Russia needs Incrilik, but such a decision can be regarded as Turkey's real readiness to cooperate with Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria, and not just pay lip service," Ozerov stressed.
Incirlik has been in use by the US Air Force in its coalitions efforts againstDaesh terrorist group since the summer of 2015.
Not seeing the logic of storing nuclear weapons in an Islamic country.
... should I play a 5 or 6 iron here ? ...
That bridge was crossed when Turkey was admitted into NATO. So where are we?
we are within 20 years of a number of Western European countries being majority Muslim.
Sir, what don't you understand? Both the Chinese and Russians have have launched a full scale, coordinated, nuclear attack!
We now have less than 15 minutes to get you underground, sir.
We’ve been doing it since about 1961 IIRC. They were a lot more secular then.
Bush really screwed up when he didn’t pull them in the wake of Turkey not letting us invade Iraq from there. We knew what level of ally they were, currently, at that point.
Will Russia be inviting their BFF Death to America Iran to Incirlik? Now that would be an interesting double date.
I though the DOD wanted an anti jihadi partnership. LOL. This is a great troll on their part.
“...have launched a full scale, coordinated, nuclear attack!
We now have less than 15 minutes to get you underground, sir.”
I never understood the logic of a desperate effort to save our government leaders if a nuclear attack is detected. We need the SPF 10 million sunscreen, and the SOBs who got us there are protected?
If we have an all out nuclear exchange, I think I can make a rather solid argument for a change in national leadership.
Did they forget the Russian aircraft the Turks shot down?
set self destruct on the nukes and fly away
I’m pretty sure that Iran will indeed be part of this new coalition, with Russia as the linchpin.
That’s all behind them now. Erdogan apologized and arrested the pilots.
The Russians are like locusts.
Low info types probably don’t know how long we’ve been there or where it is on a map.
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