FOX News: Tensions rise between US, Turkey after failed coup as flights from key airbase are grounded
The U.S. and Turkey traded harsh words Saturday in the wake of a failed military coup against the Ankara government, while all air missions against the ISIS terror group out of Turkey were grounded.
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed that power had been cut to the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, near the Syria border. Cook also confirmed that Turkey had halted all military flights out of the base, including those by its own jets.
The Pentagon said it was trying to get permission to resume air operations from the base, while adjusting mission operations in the meantime.
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More News On US Air Operations Against The Islamic State Being Halted At Key Turkey Air Base
U.S. planes grounded at key Turkish air base in fight against ISIS after coup attempt -- Washington Post
Pentagon: Incirlik air operations 'halted' after Turkey coup attempt -- Airforce Times/USA TODAY
Turkey Interrupts U.S. Air Missions Against ISIS at Major Base -- NYT
Pentagon loses Turkish airspace access crucial in airstrikes against Isis -- The Guardian
US: Turkey's Incirlik air base used to fight 'IS' is sealed off, power cut -- DW
Turkey Cuts Power to Incirlik Air Base, Suspends Military Flights -- Military.com
Pentagon working to resume ISIS efforts in Turkey after coup attempt -- The Hill