Some 7,000 armed police in heavy vehicles surrounded the Incirlik air base used by NATO forces in Adana in what a Turkish minister called a “security check.” With no official explanation, speculations have arisen about a new coup attempt or VIP visit.This story has been brewing for a couple of days and I thought it was just the usual posturing of a madman.
Hurriyet reported earlier that Adana police had been tipped off about a new coup attempt, and forces were immediately alerted. The entrance to the base was closed off.
Security forces armed with rifles and armored TOMA vehicles used by Turkish riot police could be seen at the site in photos taken by witnesses.
Then they moved in protesters and I think its getting serious.
How do you over run a NATO base? You send in a mob basically daring US servicemen to fire. Its a catch 22. If they defend themselves then diplomatic relations are dead right there and if they don't then the personnel are dead right there.
This might get dangerous and goofy. I just hope they got the nukes out.