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Turkey Restores Access to Key Airbase After Brief Ban, IHA Says

  • Armored cars blocked gates during four hours of restrictions
  • U.S. top military leader due to visit Turkey on Monday
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Turkish authorities restored access to and from a key air base used in operations against Islamic State militants, local media reported on Sunday, one day before the U.S. top military official is scheduled to visit the country.

Incirlik air base in southern Turkey reopened following a meeting with security officials. Police used armored cars to block the gates earlier Sunday following intelligence that raised suspicion another coup was being plotted following the failed July 15 putsch, Ihlas News Agency reported, without saying where it got the information. The ban lasted four hours, the agency said.