U.S. military boosts security in Turkey to highest level during coup attempt

July 16, 2016 1:52 PM

11 0

The U.S. military on Friday nigh boosted security to its highest level at bases across Turkey during a coup attempt against the Turkish government, a measure typically reserved for when there is an ongoing terrorist attack.

A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations, said Saturday that force protection was elevated Friday night to level Delta. That typically signifies a terrorist attack has occurred or that one is considered imminent nearby.

Also read: Report: Turkey Drops Homicide Case Against Israeli Officers

Read more

To category page

Loading...