Trend Update:Turkey, Incirlik Air Base, August 2016

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On 7/31/16, the Incirlik nuclear air base was reportedly sealed off by the citizens of Turkey, local police, and the Turkish military. President Erdogan believes a second coup was being staged from within the Incirlik Air Base. Erdogan believes the United States was behind the mid July attempted coup.

Turkey is a member of NATO and supposed to be on the same page as Western Europe and the United States. It appears Turkey is moving away from the west and towards Russia.

Active duty combat troops in the United States have been placed on high alert according to unnamed sources. Official military response is not indicated at this time.

A Sunday meeting in Turkey with Turkish military officials and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford occurred. Following the meeting and a tour of the Incirlik Air Base, the blockade has been reportedly lifted.

Approximately 70,000 people have been arrested or relieved from the military, judiciary, civil service, education, and state-owned companies. 130 media outlets have been closed by President Erdogan. 50,000 Turkish civilian passports have been cancelled. “There is no turning back,” Erdogan said.

As of August 4, 2016, the United States is not inclined to extradite Imam Fethullah Gulen, who currently lives in Pennsylvania, back to Turkey. President Erdogan believes he is a mastermind behind the attempted coup.

Imagine the response from the Muslim world if President Recep Erdogan manages to walk back and talk down NATO and the United States. They will be likely to elevate this guy to deity status. Is this a leader the Muslim world can get behind and unite???




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