Inside Story: Are Turkey's military bases safe after the failed coup?
Several high-ranking officials from the Incirlik airbase were arrested over alleged involvement in the failed coup.
The Turkish government says it has regained control of the country and the army after Friday's failed coup. But its effects are still being felt in the region and beyond.
Turkey is a long-time ally of the United States and an important member of NATO. And the impact of the attempted coup was felt almost immediately by the US military when Turkey cancelled its air operations at the Incirlik airbase.
It's located just over 100 kilometres from the Syrian border. And is used by US forces to launch air strikes against ISIL in Syria.
Those flights resumed by Sunday. But the attempted coup has raised bigger questions about the security of that base - which the US uses to keep some of its nuclear arsenal.
Should Turkey's allies and NATO be worried?
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WNU editor: I found it astounding that the electricity is still being cut-off to the Incirlik Air base .... Incirlik Air Base: Post-Coup Power Cut Remains at U.S. Site (NBC). Even though the U.S. is being told to not be worried .... Turkish defense chief assures Pentagon it will remain 'committed' to ISIS fight (The Hill). If this continues .... this power cut-off is certainly not a good sign. On a side note .... I am willing to bet that the plans on what needs to be done to remove U.S. nuclear weapons from Turkey have been "dusted-off".
More News On Concerns That Turkish Bases Are No Longer Safe For U.S. And Western Forces
Base in Turkey Used for US-Led Missions Still Without Power -- AP
Turkey's power cutoff to Incirlik Air Base a problem for Pentagon -- CNN
Failed coup in Turkey threatens military ties with key U.S. ally -- Andrew Tilghman, Military Times
How safe are US nukes in Turkey? -- Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN
The U.S. stores nuclear weapons in Turkey. Is that such a good idea? -- Dan Lamothe, Washington Post
Should the U.S. Pull Its Nuclear Weapons From Turkey? -- New York Times