July 31, 2016

Turkey Surrounds, Blocks Access To NATO's Incirlik Airbase Amid Speculation Of Second Coup

While it is common knowledge by now that the failed and/or staged Turkish coup two weekends ago was nothing more than an excuse for Erdogan to concentrate even more power and eradicate all political and independent opposition, a story that has gotten less attention is the sudden, and acute deterioration in US-Turkish relations.

This culminated two days ago when the Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel was forced to deny on the record having anything to do with the attempted coup in Turkey following pointed allegations from the very top in the local government that the US orchestrated last Friday's "coup", according to a statement released by the US military on Friday. Read more.

Zero Hedge

Related,
- Top Turkish, American soldiers to meet in person after coup attempt - Hürriyet
- Türkei: Tausende Polizisten umstellen NATO-Stützpunkt Incirlik für „Sicherheitskontrolle“ (video) - RT

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