Seven thousands pro-Erdogan police officers and military personal have surrounded the Incirlik base in Turkey supported by armed military vehicles and equipment putting the base on lock-down blocking anyone from entering or leaving the base.
Incirlik air base is a US air base where some 50-90 tactical nuclear weapons are stored located in the İncirlik quarter of the city of Adana.
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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. According to the Turkish Minister for European Affairs, Omar Celik, this is just a routine “safety inspection.” However, Hurriyet, by contrast, has raised concern that the closing may be tied to a claim made by Erodgan’s regime that there is another attempt to prevent a second coup. Sputnik news reports that:
“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.”
A report from rt.com:
On Thursday, a huge rally marched towards the NATO base, as people with loudspeakers chanted anti-American and anti-Israel slogans. The demonstrators claim that the US had a hand in the failed July 15 coup attempt in which 270 people died. Tens of thousands people, including members of the military, police, judiciary, media, and civil service, have been arrested in connection with the coup, which Turkish officials say was organized by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Erdogan’s former ally, who is now his most hated rival.
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