Turkey has called into question the departure of the U.S. air force...

Turkey has called into question the departure of the U.S. air force from its base


American planes based in Incirlik in Turkey. 2015

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The Turkish authorities have put into question the continued stay of the aircraft of the US-led anti-terrorist coalition at the base in Incirlik in the South-East of the country

As stated in an interview to A Haber, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Weixi Kaynak, Ankara, to discuss the question of further stay of aircraft anti-terrorist coalition on its territory. Cause is insufficient, according to Turkish officials, U.S. assistance in the North of Syria.

The words of the Kaynak commented the official representative of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said the Agency Reuters. According to him, there is no need to make a quick decision at the base of Incirlik. However, he wondered why the US is supporting the Kurds in Northern Syria, but not helping the Turkish army in the battle for the town of al-Bab, which is held by militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).

Kalin also expressed hope that the new US President Donald trump will be more attentive to the interests of Turkey in the middle East.

Earlier, the Pentagon spokesman, said that the United States is currently negotiating with Turkey about a more active support operations in the North of Syria.

3 January the US Department of defense announced the air raids of the coalition on al-Bab. While Washington has stressed that it is not inflicted strikes on terrorists, limiting “show of force”.