Mar. 12, 2018
U.S. Pares Back Use of Turkish Base amid Strains with Ankara – Gordon Lubold, Felicia Schwartz and Nancy A. Youssef (Wall Street Journal)
The U.S. military has sharply reduced combat operations at Turkey’s Incirlik air base and is considering permanent cutbacks there, according to U.S. officials, a shift they said was driven by tensions between Washington and Ankara.
The base was the centerpiece of the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State for several years.
U.S. military officials said it has become challenging to operate at Incirlik, whose use Ankara has long used as leverage against the U.S.
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