PM: Turkey not to allow military attack against Iran via Incirlik

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Read: 448     14:48     18 June 2018    

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim brushed aside any possibility for Ankara to allow foreign states to use Incirlik airbase to launch military attacks against Iran.


"Incirlik Air Base is just being used for fighting terrorism and no one will ever get permission to attack any country through it," Yildirim said.

He made the remarks when asked about the US possible demand to use Incirlik to attack Iran.

Since signing the Treaty of Qasr-e Shirin between Iran and the Ottoman Empire (1639), there has been no war between Iran and Turkey, Yildirim said.

Incirlik is a Turkish airbase of slightly more than 3320 ac located in the İncirlik quarter of the city of Adana.

Recent tensions between Washington and Ankara have made the US military to sharply reduce combat operations at Turkey’s İncirlik air base and consider permanent cutbacks there.

The US has used the base to conduct airstrikes against the ISIL and Iraq since 2015, but the deteriorating relations between the US and Turkey have made it challenging for the Washington to operate at Incirlik.

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PM: Turkey not to allow military attack against Iran via Incirlik

2018/06/13951019000172_PhotoI-1529318924.jpg
Read: 449     14:48     18 June 2018    

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim brushed aside any possibility for Ankara to allow foreign states to use Incirlik airbase to launch military attacks against Iran.


"Incirlik Air Base is just being used for fighting terrorism and no one will ever get permission to attack any country through it," Yildirim said.

He made the remarks when asked about the US possible demand to use Incirlik to attack Iran.

Since signing the Treaty of Qasr-e Shirin between Iran and the Ottoman Empire (1639), there has been no war between Iran and Turkey, Yildirim said.

Incirlik is a Turkish airbase of slightly more than 3320 ac located in the İncirlik quarter of the city of Adana.

Recent tensions between Washington and Ankara have made the US military to sharply reduce combat operations at Turkey’s İncirlik air base and consider permanent cutbacks there.

The US has used the base to conduct airstrikes against the ISIL and Iraq since 2015, but the deteriorating relations between the US and Turkey have made it challenging for the Washington to operate at Incirlik.

Fars news agency



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