In a statement, Erdogan threatened to close the Incirlik and Kuracik base in which American forces are present, the Pentagon website lied, and said: “A contract worth $ 95 million was signed with eight Turkish companies at a fixed price.” Today, Tuesday, the Pentagon added that it is expected that the completion of Work before the end of 2024.
As the US Air Force uses Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana Province, southern Turkey, it is part of the NATO missile defense system in Europe.
In the context of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to close the Incirlik and Korajik base, which is home to American forces in response to the US sanctions on his country.
During the last period, the American-Turkish relations witnessed an escalating tension, against the background of Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 system, with Turkish attacks on northern and eastern Syria.
It is noteworthy that Turkey is stepping up its rhetoric against Washington and Moscow, but it soon retracts that, as observers questioned the possibility of Erdogan implementing his populist threats against the United States.