Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
by Staff Writers
Ankara (AFP) Oct 27, 2012
The United States has not deployed any military personnel or units in Turkey in connection with the crisis in Syria, the Turkish army said in a statement Saturday.
The headquarters of the Turkish armed forces denied press reports that US military personnel had been sent to the country following increasing tension along its border with Syria.
"There are neither military personnel nor units deployed in Turkey beyond those at the base at Incirlik (in the southern province of Adana) and those at Kurecik (in the southeastern province of Malatya, home to a NATO radar installation)and those at the American embassy in Ankara," the statement said.
In recent days Turkish media have reported remarks attributed to US Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, commander of the US army in Europe, referring to the dispatch of an American contingent to Turkey as part of a strategy of sharing and pooling information between the two countries, both NATO members.
Turkey is backing the insurgents in Syria.
At the start of October, a Syrian mortar bomb killed five Turkish nationals at a village in the southeast of the country near the border. Since then the Turkish forces have riposted each time a mortar bomb or shell has been from Syrian soil.
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|