In Turkey, Criminal Complaint Targets Two Senior U.S. Generals

Posted August 2, 2016 at 10:06pm

Military Times reports that “a Turkish lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against two top U.S. generals, accusing them of involvement in the July 15 coup attempt by members of the Turkish military.”  

“The complaint, which has to be accepted by Turkish prosecutors before any action is taken, was filed Tuesday and names Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, and U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper. It alleges that the American officials conspired with a faction of the Turkish military at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base, a key hub for U.S. military air operations against the Islamic State group in nearby Iraq and Syria.”  

“Turkish fighter jets and refueling tankers used in the coup attempt came from Incirlik, according to the complaint.”