US Concerned Turkish Coup Attempt May Impact Military Operations

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Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander stated that United States is concerned that the failed coup in Turkey could impact US military operations in the region.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The United States is concerned that the failed coup in Turkey could impact US military operations in the region, Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander Gen. Joseph Votel said at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday.

"What I am concerned about is that first and foremost it [coup attempt] will have an impact on the operations that we do along that very important seam," Votel stated. "I’m concerned that it will impact the level of cooperation and collaboration that we have with Turkey which has been excellent."

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