Russia Presses Turkey for Access to NATO's Incirlik Air Base

(Sputnik-Russia) Russian officials have reached out to Turkey to request access to the American-built Incirlik Air Base as a convenient launch pad for airstrikes in Syria. Senator Igor Morozov, a member of the Russian Parliament's upper house's committee on international affairs, said the development would enable the Russian air force to engage in "constant bombing" of ISIS and other jihadist groups to bring the conflict to a resolution faster. "You'll see, the next base will be Incirlik," he told Izvestia last week after Russian bombers started flying out of Iran.

2016-08-22 00:00:00

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