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  • China mounts air exercise with Turkey, U.S. says

    10/10/2010 8:47:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/8/2010 | Reuters
    The air forces of China and Turkey have carried out a joint exercise, the U.S. Defense Department said on Friday, in what appeared to be the first such drill involving Beijing and a NATO member country. Turkey assured the United States it would take the "utmost care" to protect sensitive U.S. and NATO technologies, said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Tamara Parker, a department spokeswoman. She described Turkey's government as committed to the NATO alliance and the continuation of strong ties to the United States. "To the best of our knowledge, U.S.-made F-16s were not involved in the exercise," Parker said....
  • Pelosi’s Most Dangerous Ploy

    10/15/2007 6:13:14 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 38 replies · 142+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/15/2007 | Jed Babbin
    Congressional Democrats anxious to force a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq are frustrated by their inability to muster a veto-proof majority for legislation that would establish a firm date for retreat. But what they cannot do directly they are now working hard to do indirectly. According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey is the transshipment point for about 70% of all air cargo (including 33% of the fuel) going to supply US forces in Iraq. Included are about 95% of the new “MRAP” -- mine-resistant, ambush-protected -- vehicles designed to save the lives of...
  • Military Seeks Alternatives in Case Turkey Limits Access

    10/12/2007 4:46:19 PM PDT · by Dubya · 17 replies · 280+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | Oct. 12 2007 | DAVID S. CLOUD
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 — Loss of access to military installations in Turkey would force the United States to send more supplies for Iraq through other countries and could cause short-term backups in fuel shipments and deliveries of critical equipment, senior officers said Thursday. The officials said they had a contingency plan in case Turkey followed through on threats to shut off the United States military’s use to its territory if the full House approved a resolution condemning the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as an act of genocide. That could mean the loss at least temporarily of...
  • Report: Turkey won’t let U.S. attack Iran from its land

    04/30/2006 4:42:42 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 55 replies · 1,299+ views
    ynews ^ | April 30 2006
    Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Sunday that his country refused a request from the United States to attack Iran from its Air Force base in Incirlik, despite the U.S. offer of a nuclear reactor, according to a report in Al Biyan.
  • U.S. Military Decides Turkey No Longer Reliable Ally

    02/22/2006 10:35:13 PM PST · by Wiz · 59 replies · 1,872+ views
    The U.S. military is quietly preparing to withdraw its forces from Turkey. Government sources said the military and Defense Department have concluded that Turkey is no longer a reliable military ally. The sources said that by 2008 the United States would have no more than a token military presence in Turkey. "For two years, the Pentagon waited for a turnaround in Turkey," a source said. "That hasn't happened and the Pentagon will be looking elsewhere for basing and deployment." The Bush administration was deeply disappointed by Ankara's refusal to host U.S. troops in 2003 as part of plans to form...
  • Reserve giving warfighters gifts they can use

    11/28/2005 5:17:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Lt. Col. Bob Thompson
    11/28/2005 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- Giving and receiving are the hallmarks of the holiday season. If you don't believe it, ask the aerial porters here who receive an average of 600,000 pounds of cargo every day and give the warfighters in Iraq "gifts" they can use. "When airlift operations at Frankfurt (Germany) closed, Incirlik ops ramped up significantly," said 1st Lt. Jim Burnham of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron. "We rely on the Reserve force to come in and augment us." Of the 250-person team, 100 of the aerial porters are Reservists deployed for 30 to 120...
  • Turkey finally agrees to U.S. request to use air base

    04/27/2005 2:33:59 PM PDT · by Turk2 · 8 replies · 350+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 4/26/2005 | N/A
    Turkey finally agrees to U.S. request to use air base4/26/2005 7:00:00 PM GMTAfter months of delay, Turkey's Cabinet approved a long-standing U.S. request to have increased access to a strategic air base for flying into Iraq and Afghanistan.The Cabinet’s decision was another step toward improving relations with Washington that were strained when Turkey refused to allow U.S. troops to stage an invasion of Iraq from Turkish territory in March 2003.The Cabinet’s decree which allows the United States to fly in more cargo planes into the southern Incirlik Air Base for one year beginning in June was sent to President Ahmet...
  • Turkeys OKs U.S. Request on Air Base Use

    04/25/2005 1:05:29 PM PDT · by TexKat · 78 replies · 2,790+ views
    AP ^ | 4/25/05 | SELCAN HACAOGLU
    ANKARA, Turkey - After months of delay, Turkey's Cabinet on Monday approved a long-standing U.S. request to have increased access to a strategic air base for flying into Iraq and Afghanistan. The decision was another step toward improving relations with Washington that were strained when Turkey refused to allow U.S. troops to stage an invasion of Iraq from Turkish territory in March 2003. A Cabinet decree — allowing the United States to fly in more cargo planes into the southern Incirlik Air Base for one year beginning in June — was sent to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer for approval, the...
  • Decision on expanded US access to Incirlik soon [Turkey coming around?]

    03/25/2005 8:18:53 AM PST · by aculeus · 7 replies · 487+ views
    Turkish Daily News ^ | March 25, 2005 | Unidentified
    Ankara The government is close to making its decision on a Washington proposal to use the southern air base of Incirlik as a cargo hub for U.S. forces operating in the region, said a deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). A decision on the issue will be made very soon. I cannot tell you when exactly since I am not in the government but it will be very soon, Murat Mercan, AKP's deputy chairman told a meeting in Washington, called, "Can the U.S.-Turkish Relationship be Repaired" Other attendees of the event, hosted by the American Enterprise Institute,...
  • The Price of War ...........and Freedom

    11/22/2004 5:19:25 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 588+ views
    Private Email | NOVEMBER 22, 2004 | ANONYMOUS
    Gentlemen, I just wanted to share with all of you my most recent Air Force Reserve trip. As most of you know, I have decided to go back into the Air Force Reserves as a part time reservist and after 6 months of training, I have recently been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and have been fully mission qualified as an Aircraft Commander of a KC-135R strato tanker aircraft. On Friday of last week, my crew and I were tasked with a mission to provide air refueling support in order to tanker 6 F-16's over to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey....
  • 101st Airborne Division Starts to Head Home

    01/16/2004 4:17:05 PM PST · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 16, 2004 | Combined Joint Task Force 7 public affairs
    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), which landed in Kuwait in February 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, is beginning its 10,500-mile, three-month odyssey back home to Fort Campbell, Ky., with a massive transfer of troops and equipment by air and land. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Schloesser, 101st Airborne Division assistant division commander for support, has overseen the division's redeployment operations in Kuwait, which serves as the primary staging area for all equipment and personnel returning to the United States. The division's first redeployment convoys arrived shortly after the beginning of the new year, and the soldiers are washing their equipment,...
  • U.S. Using Turkey Base for Troop Changes

    01/12/2004 1:50:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 98+ views
    AP | 1/12/04 | JAMES C. HELICKE
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - The American military has begun using an air base in southern Turkey for a massive rotation of troops in and out of Iraq, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Sunday, in a sign of improved U.S.-Turkish relations. Turkish permission to use its Incirlik air base marks a sharp contrast to last year, when the country - opposed to the invasion to oust Saddam Hussein - refused to allow U.S. troops on its territory for the war against its southern neighbor. It also comes as NATO ally Turkey is increasingly eager to win favor...
  • Suspect Says Sent Money from Iran for Turkey Bombs

    12/20/2003 6:03:31 PM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 3 replies · 142+ views
    ABCNews ^ | December 20, 2003 | Reuters
    A Turkish man has admitted he received $50,000 from an Iranian source and sent it to Turkey to finance last month's suicide bomb attacks in Istanbul, a newspaper said on Saturday. Adnan Ersoz, charged with attempting to change "the constitutional order by force of arms" on Friday, had confirmed that an international terrorist organization had given training and cash to members of a Turkish Islamist group, police said in a statement on Friday. Police did not name the international organization. But a report in Hurriyet newspaper said he told interrogators he had breakfast with al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden...
  • Wife turned over to U.S. marshals

    06/03/2003 4:27:37 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 6/3/2003 | AF Link Staff
    6/3/2003 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- An Air Force wife has been turned over to U.S. marshals and returned to the United States following the death of her husband. Latasha Lorraine Arnt was turned over to the custody of two U.S. marshals here June 1. She had been detained on base since May 27 in connection with the death of her husband, Staff Sgt. Matthias A. Arnt III, who died here at approximately 1:30 a.m. May 27. The U.S. attorney's office for the Central District of California assumed jurisdiction of the case May 28 under the Military Extraterritorial...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/17/02-Letter, Baghdad, Bagram, Beit Lahia,Pyramid,Doha

    09/17/2002 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 55 replies · 677+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, Many Brave Photographyers | 9/17/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/17/02 BREAKING: Messages from Saddam and the USS Abraham Lincoln Incirlik, USS Abraham Lincoln, Hussein's letter, Baghdad, Bagram, Uddin, Jeza, brick factory, Kabul, market, potter, Mazar-e-Sharif, Mazar Hotel, Jalalabad garrison, Terrorits in Ramallah, Beit Lahia, Arafat's Al Aqsa, American flag burning, Lebanon, Wazzani river, Cairo, Egypt, Great Pyramid's door, Doha, Qatar, Al Udeid Air Base, Lukman, Usama Matar, Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), Kamal Derwish sought ===================== Turkey =================== In Turkey, at the Incirlik air base, heroes check missiles on F-16 fighters as other heroes patrol the No-Fly Zone in Northern Iraq...