Sunday, July 17, 2016
US Rejects Asylum Request From Incirlik Base Turkish Commander
Daily Sabah: US rejects asylum to Incirlik base commander detained for complicity in failed coup attempt
The commander of the Incirlik airbase arrested for plotting the failed military coup in Turkey has sought asylum from the United States but was denied, the New York Times reported Sunday.
According to the report, General Bekir Ercan Van approached American officials seeking asylum but was refused, a person with knowledge of the matter who spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the subject said.
Air force brigadier general Bekir Ercan Van was detained at the key Incirlik air base used by US forces for raids in Syria, along with a dozen lower-ranked officers.
The suspects are being charged with "membership in an armed terrorist organization" and "attempting to overthrow the government of the Turkish Republic using force and violence or attempting to completely or partially hinder its function."
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WNU Editor: Who in the U.S. made the decision? The Pentagon? The State Department? The White House? No one is talking.