Turkey doesn’t grant US access to its airfield for attacks on IS
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey didn't provide the US with an access to its Incirlik airbase for attacks on the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, the TRT Haber news channel reported Oct. 13 quoting a message from the Turkish Cabinet of Minister.
The United States and Turkey are currently negotiating on an access to the airbase for carrying out the attacks on the IS, according to the message.
Earlier, it was reported that Turkey provided the US with its Incirlik airfield to strike the IS.
The Incirlik airbase was built in 1951 and has been in use since 1955.
The Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) was created in 2003 in Iraq. Between 2004 and 2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamist groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria in 2013 between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country. The IS said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
Strengthening of the IS in Syria allowed it to return to Iraq, starting military actions against government forces there. In late June 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria.
In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.