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U.S. Halts Its Operations At Incirlik Airbase In Turkey After Coup

The U.S. says its working to resume air operations against ISIS from the base.

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The United States is working with Turkish officials to resume air operations at Incirlik Air Base “as soon as possible” after the Turkish government closed its airspace to military aircraft after a coup attempt, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

“In the meantime, U.S. Central Command is adjusting flight operations in the counter-ISIL campaign to minimize any effects on the campaign,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.

“U.S. facilities at Incirlik are operating on internal power sources and a loss of commercial power to the base has not affected base operations,” he said.

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