1,000s of Turkish Forces Surround NATO’s Incirlik Air Base for ‘Inspection’ Amid Rumors of Coup Attempt
- 1,000s Turkish Forces Surround NATO’s Incirlik Air Base for ‘Inspection’ Amid Rumors of Coup Attempt
by https://www.rt.com/ , 30 July 2016
Some 7,000 armed police in heavy vehicles surrounded the Incirlik air base used by NATO forces in Adana in what a Turkish minister called a “security check.” With no official explanation, speculations have arisen about a new coup attempt or VIP visit.
Hurriyet reported earlier that Adana police had been tipped off about a new coup attempt, and forces were immediately alerted. The entrance to the base was closed off. Security forces armed with rifles and armored TOMA vehicles used by Turkish riot police could be seen at the site in photos taken by witnesses.
Turkey’s minister for EU Affairs downplayed the situation in a Twitter post, saying a“security inspection” was carried out.
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