U.S. Halts Secret Drone Program with Turkey over Syria Incursion

(Reuters) Humeyra Pamuk - The U.S. has indefinitely suspended a secret military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants, in response to Turkey's cross-border military incursion into Syria in October, four U.S. officials said. The U.S. late last year stopped flying the intelligence collection missions that targeted the PKK using unarmed drone aircraft flown out of Turkey's Incirlik air base. However, a Turkish official said, "In recent years, Turkey has not been struggling to obtain the information it needs through drones it produces itself."

2020-02-06 00:00:00

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