Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 9
Six US fighter jets, two support aircraft and 300 personnel arrive at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday as part of anti-Daesh coalition, Anadolu Agency reported.
Incirlik has been opened to U.S. forces, in agreement with the Turkish government, for expanded operations against Daesh targets.
Turkish Parliament adopted the so-called Syrian mandate in 2012. Under this mandate, Ankara is empowered to take any measures against terror and other threats against the country, repulse the threat that can come from terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, protect the country's interests before and after the crisis, as well as, in the case of necessity, to involve the army in the military operations in other countries (Syria and Iraq).
The mandate envisages the possibility of presence of foreign troops on the country's territory and their use at the discretion of the Turkish government when needed.