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    Turkish Police Block Access to NATO's Incirlik Air Base - Home of US Nukes

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    All inputs and outputs to the Incirlik Air Base located in Adana have been closed as Turkish Minister of European Affairs cautions that it is just a "safety inspection" while local newspapers speculate that a second coup attempt may be underway.

    Some 7,000 armed police with heavy vehicles have surrounded and blocked the Incirlik air base in Adana used by NATO forces, already restricted in the aftermath of a failed coup. Unconfirmed reports say troops were sent to deal with a new coup attempt.

    According to the Turkish Minister for European Affairs, Omer Celik, this is just a routine "safety inspection." Hurriyet, by contrast, reports that anti-terror police received reports of a second attempt by Gulenists to overthrow the Erdogan regime.

    Incirlik Air Base, located in the province of Adana, is a critical NATO base in Turkey. The US maintains 50 to 90 tactical nuclear weapons at the base.

    Local media has focused on the base after the failed coup in Turkey occurred the night of July 15. Although the main scenes of the events were Istanbul and Ankara, Incirlik was shut down  for a time by local authorities shortly after the putsch, and several Turkish soldiers from the base were deemed by Turkish officials to be involved in the overthrow attempt.

    The lockdown at Incirlik follows a massive wave of protests on Thursday when pro-Erdogan nationalists took to the streets yelling "death to the US" and called for the immediate closure of the Incirlik base. Security personnel dispersed the protesters before they were able to make it to the base.

    The massive presence of armed police supported by heavy vehicles calls into question the Turkish government's official line that the lock down at the Incirlik base is merely a "safety inspection."​

    The situation continues to develop in front of NATO's Incirlik Air Base as more heavy trucks have been dispatched to surround and block access to the critical military facility that is at the heart of the defense alliance's air campaign to combat terror in Syria.

    Turkish European Affairs Minister took to Twitter to once again assert that there was a "general security check" at Incirlik Air Base and that "nothing is wrong" there.

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    • avatar
      mvlazysusan
      The Banksters who own Western Government are upset Turkey has failed to destroy Syria and Turkey is suffering economic hardship that has forced Erdogan to lesson his support for the terrorists employed by those Banksters to destroy Syria.

      The Banksters are now planning to "bring Democracy" to Turkey. (like they did to Iraq, Libya and almost Syria)

      As bad as Erdogan is, he is nowhere near as bad as what will follow, if the Banksters have their way.
    • avatar
      jerstef
      World!!HERE WE GO...
      Or should I say LORD,HERE WE GO??
    • wicked
      Erdogan wants those nukes pretty bad, too bad he will get his hand smacked pretty bad for this stunt. Turkey is Gog!!! If Erdogan gets his hands on those nukes he will send his military straight to Israel and we all will see Ezekiel 38 happen in days.
    • wicked
      Pray for our men and women on that base! May God guide all the Javelins precisely to their intended targets IE: Those dump trucks loaded with ISIS fighters!
    • sukhoi47
      The crazy Turk want the nukes.
      Is likely has an agreement with Israhell to share them with the jews in exchange for the codes/encryption keys to use them.

      Third world war in the horizon...
    • White_Eagle1
      I desise the Banksters, but if ISIS supporting Erdogan is going for the Bases nukes, HE needs to be nuked. Very stupid of DC to have nukes at third world bases to begin with.
    • avatar
      Knut
      it looks as is if after closing Incirlik Air Base the putschists lost their headquater and were blind. Therefore the putschists have been so amateurish. And because it was the Headquater there are all information, so control will need a lot of time. Also the 2 Turkish fight jets, responsible for shooting down the russian bombers, were coming from this airbase. The commander was a putschist. The russian gave all positions of their bombers to usa. USA is a very dangerous but amateurish action country, but you can see, how they tried to blame russia. But they always try to blame others and later we see, it was the USA, Chile, Irak, Libya and for sure many, many other very bad things. The best for a country is to get these lieing and intriguer politicians out of your country
      The nukes are not useable for Erdogan. He needs the codes and many other information. Only the americans have them
    • iamgogmagog666
      Erdogan has got to get the US and NATO out of Turkey, as long as they are there, they are a threat. He must execute all the coup members at once.
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      stevenrobertchurchill
      Its pretty clear the us is behind this coup, as always, now i think erdogan has changed sides, russia is too a valuable customer to loose.
    • Igor R
      Erdogan has decided to take over the heroin trafficking via the Incirlik base
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