Turkey's Incirlik Airbase Left Without Electricity - Reports

© Flickr / U.S. Department of DefenseU.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey - Sputnik International
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The Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey has been left without electricity and local authorities prevented movement to and from the base.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The CNN broadcaster reported citing US consulate in Turkey that power to the base has been cut, while local authorities blocked movement both in and out of the base.

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According to the broadcaster, the consulate has warned US nationals to avoid Incirlik until the order is restored.

In July 2015, Turkey agreed to open up Incirlik to US manned and unmanned aircraft to conduct anti-terror operations in Syria.

Later in the day, The New York Times reported that Ankara's activities halted anti-terror operations of the US-led coalition conducted by aircraft from Incirlik against Daesh terrorist group.

The newspaper reported citing US military official that Turkish authorities were not permitting aircraft to depart from the air base and US officials were seeking Ankara's explanations.

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen addresses the Counter DAESH contingent at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 1, 2016 - Sputnik International
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In July 2015, Turkey agreed to open up Incirlik to US manned and unmanned aircraft to conduct anti-terror operations in Syria against the positions of Daesh.

Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup is taking place in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens to take to streets, stating that the coup attempt was carried out by a small group within the military.

The coup attempt was reportedly suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life. Over 180 people were killed and 1,470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have already been detained, according to the prime minister.

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