Air Force Relationships with Turkey a Concern Following Coup Attempt

Posted August 12, 2016 at 4:49am

Air Force Times reports that “the U.S. Air Force will continue to fly missions out of Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, despite ongoing turmoil following a failed coup there last month, Air Force officials said Wednesday.”

“U.S. military leaders hope to restore or create new relationships with their Turkish counterparts, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters at a State of the Air Force briefing with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Golden.”

“’Of course, it’s concerning because with so many members of the [Turkish] leadership gone, it’s going to take them time to grow new leaders and replace, so it remains to be seen what happens next,’ James said.