Incirlik airspace reopened; Turkish base commander detained

Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxi down the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in October 2015. U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria remained grounded at Incirlik Air Base for a second day on Sunday, raising concerns that a growing political dispute between Turkish and U.S. officials could jeopardize access to an operational hub that has become key to the U.S-led campaign. U.S. AIR FORCE

Incirlik airspace reopened; Turkish base commander detained

by: John Vandiver | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 18, 2016

STUTTGART, Germany — Turkey allowed the U.S. to resume air operations against the Islamic State from Incirlik Air Base after the Turkish base commander was detained in connection with this weekend’s coup attempt.

Turkey had closed the airspace around Incirlik on Saturday as the government said it had gotten the upper hand over a group within the Turkish military that had attempted a coup on Friday night. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, Turkish authorities were rounding up members of the military and justice system suspected of involvement in the failed coup attempt.

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