Turkey has become the first target of IS in their invasion and Trukey is now on the front lines in the fight with IS.
The Pentagon ordered nearly 700 military family members to leave Incirlik Air Base, Ismir, and Mugla, Turkey because of concerns over the deteriorating security environment there. It might be temporary.
EUCOM chief Gen. Philip Breedlove said “we must keep them [military families] safe and ensure the combat effectiveness of our forces to support our strong ally.”
Turkey isn’t a strong ally. They have been selling ISIS oil and aiding and abetting terrorists attacking Israel. Turkey has become a safe haven for jihadists.
At the same time, there are a number of IS cells who have plans to attack Jewish children in Turkey.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 28, 2016
The mandatory departure order, announced by the State Department, affects nearly all Defense Department dependents assigned to Incirlik, as well as those at smaller bases in Izmir and Mugla. The families of U.S. diplomats in the same areas also are ordered to depart.
On Monday Israel issued a new travel advisory for Turkey, warning Israeli citizens to leave the country as soon as possible and avoid any traveling there.
It wasn’t so long ago that Americans were vacationing in Turkey and buying homes there but that has changed since Tayyip Recep Erdogan became president.
This is a major evacuation. Several weeks ago, the base was on lockdown.
The base is now on “the front lines of the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq,” according to Stars and Stripes.
Why are dealing with this in Turkey and not Raqqa?
The day before, Erdogan, who jails journalists who upset him, called the German ambassador in to explain a satirical video mocking Ehim and his policies.
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.
The video also focused on the lavish living of the Turkish president and his multibillion euro deals with the Europeans to keep migrants at bay.
Source: Stars and Stripes and Russia Today