Breaking News: Pentagon Orders Hundreds Of Military Families To Evacuate Turkey
(Zero Hedge) This decision allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region. About 670 dependents are expected to be evacuated, along with 287 pets https://man..agra-oral-jelly/. Those allowed to stay are the family members of mission-essential personnel.
Has the US finally had enough of its “ally” Erdogan?
Zero Hedge is reporting that the DOD announced that the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, has authorized the ordered departure of all DoD dependents not assigned to Chief of Mission authority from Adana (to include Incirlik Air Base), Ismir, and Mugla, Turkey. This decision allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region.
It adds that while “this step does not signify a permanent decision to end accompanied tours at these facilities”, the evacuation “is intended to mitigate the risk to DoD elements and personnel, including family members, while ensuring the combat effectiveness of U.S. forces and our mission support to operations in Turkey. The United States and Turkey are united in our common fight against ISIL, and Incirlik continues to play a key role in counter-ISIL operations.”
Stars and Stripes adds more:
The Pentagon is ordering the evacuation of nearly 700 military family members from Incirlik Air Base and two smaller military installations in Turkey because of concerns over the deteriorating security environment there.
No Freedom for the press in Erdogan’s Turkey.
This is all taking place one day after the Turkey Foreign Ministry, outraged by a satirical clip making fun of the Turkish President and his recent policies that was broadcast on German television, summoned the German Ambassador for official explanations. Following the broadcast of the satirical piece titled “Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan” on NDR show titled “Extra 3” on March 17, German Ambassador Martin Erdmann was summoned up several days later to officially explain “in length” the reasons for the broadcaster’s behavior, Der Speigel has learned.
The one minute and 52 second long satire package showing footage from recent history in Turkey criticized Erdogan’s increased crackdown on the freedom of the press and hostile policies in the region, including Turkey’s alleged support for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters in neighboring Syria.
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