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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Turkey has been known to make these deals and then brake them after they are paid off. The one that comes to mind is the use of Turkey as a jump off point into Iraq in 2003. We built them roads and infrastructure to accept our large troop deployment (freighter access and roads from the ocean to Iraq). They were never used by the US.
    I personally regard promises made by Turkey as roughly equivalent to promises made by Russia.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    I personally regard promises made by Turkey as roughly equivalent to promises made by Russia.

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    Show you what? I agree, Turkey cannot be taken at their word.
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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    It appears Turkey is now saying otherwise. They say their help depends on if their demands for a No Fly Zone inside Syria are met.


    Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base.....


    NATO allies Turkey and the United States differed Monday on where they stand on the use of a key air base, with Turkish officials denying reports from the United States that there was a new agreement on its use for operations against Islamic State militants. The impasse suggests that major differences remain between the two sides. Turkey has said it won't join the fight against the extremists unless the U.S.-led coalition also goes after the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad, including establishing a no-fly zone and a buffer zone along the Turkish border. U.S. officials said again Monday that Turkey would let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including Incirlik air base, which is within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

    However, emerging Monday from a Cabinet meeting, Turkey's deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, said that "apart from the existing cooperation in combatting terrorism, there is no new situation concerning Incirlik air base." The deputy premier added that Turkey had proposed the use of some of its bases to train and equip moderate opposition forces fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but said the sides had not yet come to any agreement. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in comments published Sunday, said Incirlik was already being used for reconnaissance purposes in Iraq and said its use for wider operations would depend on whether Turkey's demands for a no-fly zone and a safe zone in Syria are met.....snip~

    Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Dumb move by the Turks, now their citizens will be facing terror reprisals.
    Without the ground participation by Turkey or another credible and major Sunni nation, the ISIS conflict is likely a lost cause. The world needs Turkey. The problem Turkey has is they have their own conflict with the Turkish Kurds.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base.....


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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    This entire situation would be very different if we allowed the creation of a Kurdish state from Iraq.
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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Without the ground participation by Turkey or another credible and major Sunni nation, the ISIS conflict is likely a lost cause. The world needs Turkey. The problem Turkey has is they have their own conflict with the Turkish Kurds.
    The world needs Turkey? No it doesn't. Not to defeat ISIS. It can be done without them.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Turkey, which has been stung by protests internally and criticism from around the globe for its refusal to assist anti-ISIS coalition forces and Kurdish fighters in the border town of Kobane, has now agreed to allow coalition forces the use of Turkish military bases within 100 miles of the Syria/Iraq borders and the huge air base at Incirlik off the Mediterranean coast. Turkey has also agreed to train 4,000 moderate fighters a year that have been vetted by Turkish intelligence.
    Far be it for me to argue with Suzi Rice, but the Turks said she's full-o-s**t before she even left the MTP studio Sunday.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    This entire situation would be very different if we allowed the creation of a Kurdish state from Iraq.
    What about the Kurds in Syria?

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It appears Turkey is now saying otherwise. They say their help depends on if their demands for a No Fly Zone inside Syria are met.


    Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base.....


    NATO allies Turkey and the United States differed Monday on where they stand on the use of a key air base, with Turkish officials denying reports from the United States that there was a new agreement on its use for operations against Islamic State militants. The impasse suggests that major differences remain between the two sides. Turkey has said it won't join the fight against the extremists unless the U.S.-led coalition also goes after the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad, including establishing a no-fly zone and a buffer zone along the Turkish border. U.S. officials said again Monday that Turkey would let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including Incirlik air base, which is within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

    However, emerging Monday from a Cabinet meeting, Turkey's deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, said that "apart from the existing cooperation in combatting terrorism, there is no new situation concerning Incirlik air base." The deputy premier added that Turkey had proposed the use of some of its bases to train and equip moderate opposition forces fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but said the sides had not yet come to any agreement. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in comments published Sunday, said Incirlik was already being used for reconnaissance purposes in Iraq and said its use for wider operations would depend on whether Turkey's demands for a no-fly zone and a safe zone in Syria are met.....snip~

    Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base


    Not only did Turkey deny the agreement was in place, they went on to bomb the Kurds in Syria as an exclamation point.
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