Turkey Seize Control Of US Airbase

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Turkey seize control of US airbase, telling US military to leave on Erdogan's orders

Thousands of Turkish protestors have taken control of a U.S. airbase in Turkey, under the orders of President Erdogan. 

The Incirlik Air Base contains an arsenal of nuclear weapons, which has been effectively seized by Turkish authorities.

Rt.com reports:

Regional television has been broadcasting the rally.

https://youtu.be/9YqyNTktQqg

Reports on social media suggest up to 1,000 people have gathered to support the demonstration.

Protesters have been shouting anti-American and anti-Israel slogans, according to an RT stringer.

https://twitter.com/PKKAnaliz/status/758707309229080576

Police have been deployed to block the entrance to the base, according to reports.

American officials have informed US citizens that the consulate in the city will be closed at the time of the protest.

The base has made the headlines recently in connection with the failed coup in Turkey, and searches have been conducted at the facility by Turkish prosecutors and police. The air base commander, General Bekir Ercan Van, has been detained at Incirlik by the Turkish authorities along with over a dozen lower ranking officers, all accused of complicity in the attempted coup.

Incirlik is used by NATO and stores US tactical nuclear weapons. Washington has been using the base in its campaign against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in neighboring Syria and Iraq.

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