Wednesday, March 30, 2016

US orders families of personnel out of southern Turkey

Scene of Ankara bombing (file)
Scene of Ankara bombing (file)

The Pentagon and US State Department on Tuesday ordered families of US troops and civilian personnel stationed in southern Turkey to leave the region due to security fears.

The order encompasses the city of Adana, where a US consulate and Incirlik air base are located, as well as Ismir and Mugla provinces.

"This decision allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region," the Pentagon said in a statement. READ MORE