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

July 16, 2016 1:52 PM

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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.

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