Turkey Says Reconsidering US Coalition's Use Of Strategic Air Base

"The world talks about Daesh [Islamic State] but it does not fight [against it]".

Though the minister called the United States “a very important ally, ” he emphasized that there is “the reality of a confidence crisis in the relationship at the moment.”.

Ankara considers the US arming the YPG "intolerable" because the terror group poses a great threat to Turkey, that country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.

President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday (5 January) that the U.S. had held-back on providing air support to Turkish troops fighting the Islamic State in the town of al-Bab while supporting Kurdish forces from Incirlik. These and many other attacks in the a year ago show how Turkey has been hit hard by terrorism.

At least 32 Daesh terrorists were "neutralized" in northern Syria in the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to a Turkish General Staff statement released on Sunday. In recent weeks, the forces have been besieging the town of Al-Bab.

Sunday marks the 138th day of the operation. Amaq's report was corroborated by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor.

The Turkish government has strongly increased its allegations against the current US administration in recent months, anticipating a better relationship with President-elect Donald Trump once he is sworn in.

“The entire world has been made safer by the operations that have been conducted there, ” he told reporters from Baghdad on Wednesday. Tactical nuclear weapons are believed to be stored at the base, an allegation the Pentagon has always denied.

  • Rogelio Becker