Turkish Police Block Access to NATO's Incirlik Air Base - Home of US Nukes
All inputs and outputs to the Incirlik Air Base located in Adana have been closed as Turkish Minister of European Affairs cautions that it is just a "safety inspection" while local newspapers speculate that a second coup attempt may be underway.
31 July, 2016, 03.45 MSK
Some 7,000 armed police with heavy vehicles have surrounded and blocked the Incirlik air base in Adana used by NATO forces, already restricted in the aftermath of a failed coup. Unconfirmed reports say troops were sent to deal with a new coup attempt.
A big fat nothing from western news agencies, but this from the BBC.
Turkey's president has said he wants to close the nation's military academies and put the spy agency and the military chief of staff under his own control.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the proposals would be brought before parliament.
The measures are the latest in a large-scale crackdown launched after the failed coup on 15 July.
The authorities say Fetullah Gulen was behind the army-led coup in which at least 246 people died. The US-based cleric denies the allegation