29 Jul '16, 2pm

Anti-American protest at Incirlik Air Base in #Turkey doesn’t affect operations, US says. https://t.co/ZHuMp8Z1UB

Anti-American protest at Incirlik Air Base in #Turkey doesn’t affect operations, US says. https://t.co/ZHuMp8Z1UB

The U.S. military says operations were not affected by a demonstration outside Incirlik Air Base, where a large group had rallied on Thursday to protest the American presence at the Turkish facility. The military was warned in advance of the protest, said to involve at least 1,000 demonstrators. Americans were advised by the U.S. diplomatic missions in Turkey to stay away from the rally. “It did not impact operations at Incirlik,” Henrietta Levin, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said Friday. The demonstration came two weeks after a failed coup attempt in Turkey. Stories on Turkey's attempted military coup and its aftermath Protesters demanded that the government end the American presence at Incirlik. In video footage of the event, some participants burned American flags. Top U.S. officials voiced support of the Turkish government after the coup. They have also rejected suggestions...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/protest-at-incirlik-base-in-t...

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