Turkish authorities deny movement on and off Incirlik air base - U.S. consulate

by Reuters
Saturday, 16 July 2016 14:24 GMT

ISTANBUL, July 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. consulate in Turkey said on Saturday the authorities were denying movements onto and off Incirlik air base near Adana following an attempted military coup overnight.

The U.S. military uses Incirlik to conduct air strikes against Islamic State militants in neighbouring Syria. In an emergency message for U.S. citizens, the consulate also said power supplies to the base had been cut. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay; writing by Dasha Afanasieva; editing by David Clarke)

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