Pentagon, State Dept. Orders Families of Personnel to Leave Turkey

March 29, 2016 7:08 PM

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Pentagon, State Dept. Orders Families of Personnel to Leave Turkey

Citing security concerns in the region, the Pentagon and State Department are ordering the dependents of personnel to leave several regions in Turkey—a move which will affect at least 670 people who are mostly at Incirlik Air Base.

Defense officials tell NBC News the decision to order U.S. military dependents to leave Turkey is based on "the changing security environment" and the "potential increase in threats and risks."

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