US base in Turkey under maintenance for 'Iraq quit'

The United States is set to begin withdrawing troops in December.

US base in Turkey under maintenance for 'Iraq quit'
Aircraft hangars at southern province of Adana's Incirlik Air Base are under maintenance.

Roughly 100,000 of the 140,000 US troops in Iraq will be flown home via the base, Turkish media earlier said, citing US Department of Defence information.

Sources told the AA that around 60 hangars are currently going through maintenance at Incirlik.

The construction of the Incirlik Air Base began in 1951 and in December 1954 the base was opened for the joint use of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the American Air Forces.

The United States is set to begin withdrawing troops in December.

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