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 Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

Incirlik Air Base is an air base, located near İncirlik, Turkey. Incirlik Air Base is located 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Adana, Turkey, the fifth largest city in the country, and is 56 kilometers (35 miles) inland from the Mediterranean Sea. The United States Air Force and the Turkish Air Force are the primary users of the air base, although it is also used by the Royal Air Force.


Incirlik Air Base is the home of the 10th Air Wing (Ana Jet Üs or AJÜ) of the 2nd Air Force Command (Hava Kuvvet Komutanlığı) of the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri). Other wings of this command are located in Merzifon (LTAP), Malatya/Erhaç (LTAT) and Diyarbakır (LTCC).


Incirlik Air Base has a U.S. Air Force complement of about five thousand airmen, with several hundred airmen from the Royal Air Force and Turkish Air Force also present, as of late 2002. The primary unit stationed at Incirlik Air Base is the 39th Air Base Wing (39 ABW) of the U.S. Air Force. Incirlik Air Base has one 3,048 m (10,000 ft)-long runway,[1][3] located among about 57 Hardened aircraft shelters.

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Germany's cabinet last week backed plans to withdraw its troops from Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey following Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers access to the base.
Many of the US APKWS weapons are stacked, assembled and loaded at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, before moving forward with attacks on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

... Obama went looking for allies in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State in 2014, the Turks demurred and forced the United States to negotiate for a year before allowing American and allied air crews to conduct operations against Abu Bakr ...
The advanced party of Germany's Operation 'Counter Daesh' arrived in Amman, Jordan, on 8 June, a day after Berlin decided to transfer its tornado reconnaissance aircraft and Airbus A310 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) from Incirlik, Turkey, to the ...
Today this compatibility is eroding between the United States and the hosts of two of its most important bases in the Middle East: al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar and Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. This could undercut America's entire strategy in the fight ...
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet decided Wednesday to pull German troops and reconnaissance aircraft out of Turkey's Incirlik Air Base after Turkish officials refused to let lawmakers visit them. The troops and planes participating in ...

Sigmar Gabriel said his officials would do their best not to escalate the situation as German troops left the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey - in reaction to Ankara's decision to restrict German lawmakers' access to the soldiers. "Above all we ...
Germany will pull all of its troops and aircraft from its Turkish airbase amid a diplomatic row with Ankara, defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has announced.
Germany's cabinet has agreed to move military forces from Turkey to Jordan amid a diplomatic dispute. Turkey has repeatedly refused to allow German MPs to visit the 260 soldiers stationed at the Incirlik Airbase. The Ankara government is angry that ...
On Monday, German officials said they were pulling their 250 troops and four tornado surveillance planes out of the Turkish Incirlik Air Base, as part of a growing rift between the two countries. The German aircraft provide reconnaissance over Iraq and ...
Despite a visit from German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to Turkey to resolve ongoing tensions between the two countries, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said yesterday that it will not continue to base German troops at Turkey's Incirlik Airbase.
Ankara: Turkey will maintain a ban on visits by German politicians to a key airbase used for raids against ISIS in Syria, the foreign minister said Monday.
Cavusoglu said Turkey would allow German legislators to visit a NATO base in the central province of Konya, but not Incirlik Air Base, where about 270 German troops are stationed with tornado reconnaissance jets and a refueling plane. The German troops ...
The Turkish government has given German parliament members access to the NATO base at Konya, but continue to deny access to 250 German soldiers stationed at Incirlik Air Base, says Reuters. Germany conducts its operations in the war against the ...
Gabriel is meeting with his Turkish counterpart in an attempt to overcome an impasse over Turkey's refusal to allow German lawmakers visit troops stationed at a Turkish Air Base. Turkey blocked the visit to Incirlik Air Base, angered by German ...
Germany says it plans to move its aircraft and military personnel out of Turkey's Incirlik Airbase, as Turkey refuses to allow visits by German MPs.
Turkey and Germany are set to discuss the presence of the German Air Force at the Incirlik Air Base during the visit of Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to Ankara ...

Sigmar Gabriel told Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that "if Turkey cannot or will not do that at Incirlik (air base) for reasons of domestic politics," the countries should seek an amicable agreement on ending the German troops' presence. Gabriel ...
Turkey and Germany are set to discuss the presence of the German Air Force at the Incirlik Air Base during the visit of Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to Ankara June 5, Turkish media reported June 3. The sides will also discuss a number of regional ...
The Air Force wants mothballed C-5M Super Galaxies back on the flight line.
Germany is mulling the withdrawal of troops from Turkey's Incirlik Airbase. Experts warn such a move could .... Cooling relations between Berlin and Ankara have spurred cross-party calls for German troops to leave the Incirlik Air Base. Incirlik has ...
At issue is Turkey's refusal to allow German parliamentarians from visiting their troops at Incirlik. Ankara initially made this decision in retaliation against the adoption by the German parliament in June 2016 of a resolution referring to the ...
Turkish officials have issued veiled threats that they would shut down allied operations at Incirlik Air Base, the major air hub for American and allied warplanes in the battle.
Turkey's foreign minister says his German counterpart will come to Turkey next week for talks over Ankara's refusal to let German lawmakers visit their country's troops at a Turkish Air Base. But Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday also ...
Several A-10s fly missions in Syria from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. McSally is among members of Congress for whom elimination of the Warthog carried political risks back home.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned down on Tuesday a request by her coalition partner Social Democrats to withdraw German soldiers from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base amid political tensions between the two countries. Speaking at a news conference in ...
FILE PHOTO: German tornado jets are pictured on the ground at the air base in Incirlik, Turkey, January 21, 2016. Reuters/Tobias Schwarz/Pool Reuters.
Each of the B61 gravity bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base, 68 miles from Syrian border, has a maximum yield of 170 kilotons, or 10 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Tim, a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, climbs into the cockpit of his A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, known as the "Warthog," September 5, 2002 at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
The report also requests almost $23 million for improvements to the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey - a key hub for U.S. airpower in the war against the Islamic State group that has become a major bargaining chip for the NATO country to use against the U.S ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Thursday after arriving at the NATO summit in Brussels that she is going to "clearly indicate" in talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Germany will leave the Incirlik Airbase if German ...
The possible withdrawal of the German air force contingent from the Incirlik Airbase in southern Turkey poses no problem for Ankara, Sputnik quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying May 24.
Each of the B61 gravity bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base, 68 miles from the Syrian border have a maximum yield of 170 kilotons, or 10 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Turkey recently blocked a request for German lawmakers to visit their country's 270 soldiers at the Incirlik Air Base. The moved raised the possibility that Germany might relocate planes supporting a multi-national campaign against the Islamic State group.
BERLIN, May 21 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats raised pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, saying if she could not resolve a row with Turkey over access to the Incirlik Air Base, German troops should move. Merkel's ...
An ongoing crisis between Turkey and its NATO allies in the West regarding the use of the Incirlik Airbase, in the country's southeast, is fueling speculation about an upgraded role for the alliance's base at Souda Bay on Crete, Kathimerini understands.
Moscow [Russia], May 21 (ANI): The German Defence Minister has said that the Jordanian airbase, among the eight locations, is a possible alternative to relocate soldiers from Turkey's Incirlik base as it has showed a "lot of potential." "There is a lot ...
Washington has tried to maintain its relations with Ankara, including use of the Incirlik Air Base for U.S. bombers. the Pentagon promises it will only supply operation-specific weapons to the SDF; cut off the supply if the weapons are smuggled ...
Germany's defense minister says she has inspected a Jordanian air base as a possible alternative for German troops stationed in Turkey.
Germany started to eye up a possible replacement for Incirlik as relations with Ankara took a new blow earlier this week, when Turkey blocked a scheduled meeting of German MPs with troops stationed at the base.
15, 2015 file photo Turkish, right, and German, left, airmen stand in front of fighter jets after the U. S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey. Turkey's foreign minister says his country won't beg Germany to ...
WASHINGTON - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday (May 17) said he appealed for support from the United States regarding Germany's dispute with Turkey over the Incirlik Air Base. He made the remarks following a meeting with his U.S. ...
Ankara - Germany is free to withdraw its troops stationed at Turkey's Incirlik Air Base if it wants to, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday (May 18), adding Berlin should change its attitude towards Ankara.
Foreign minister says U.S. envoy "supports PKK and YPG" * Erdogan says Turkey would respond to any attack * Germany "free to leave" Incirlik, must respect Turkey - minister (Recasts with foreign minister, more Erdogan comments) By Daren Butler and ...
Istanbul (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister says his country won't beg Germany to stay at the Incirlik Airbase. Mevlut Cavusoglu told private NTV that Turkey opened up the airbase to Germany as part of the international coalition's operations against ...
When Turkey joined the anti-IS coalition in late 2014, it provided the Incirlik Air Base as a launch pad for combat operations against the militant group.
This led to embarrassing incidents after six tornados began flying reconnaissance missions from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey targeting ISIS terrorists, which started in January 2016.
Kurdistan24 asked the Chancellor whether, given the tensions between the US and Turkey and the possibility that Ankara might restrict coalition access to Incirlik Airbase, facilities in the Kurdistan Region, might provide some alternative. Barzani ...
WASHINGTON - The leaders of Turkey and the United States touted strong ties between the NATO allies on Tuesday but the Turkish president emphasized his country will not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region while stopping short of directly ...
Another war of words has broken out between Germany and Turkey over access to an air base in Incirlik, in the south of Turkey.


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