Ankara: "Incirlik base with all its weapons belongs to Turkey"
28 April 2021
A statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Defense regarding the ownership of the Incirlik base and all the weapons systems at its disposal, asserts "Incirlik base with all its weapons systems belongs to Turkey"
The announcement by the Turkish Ministry of Defense does not simply involve the Incirlik base but refers to the Turkey-US Defense Treaty.
The Turkish media clearly state that this is Ankara's response to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
It is believed that the US withdrew 2/3 of the nuclear bombs from the base for reasons of "modernization" several months ago to Germany.
But this cannot be confirmed because the USA does not publicly disclose locations of its nuclear weapons.