17:47 Jul. 16, 2016
Turkey takes additional safety measures after the failed coup attempt
U.S. air base Incirlik in southern Turkey has been sealed off by the Turkish authorities following the coup attempt in the country. Turkey has also closed the airspace around the base and cut off power supply.
The Incirlik air base is used to conduct airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria. Now they came to a halt. Turkish military authorities said they want to be sure all the Turkish air force members are pro-governmental, as the plotters used some aircraft overnight.
U.S. President Barak Obama is holding a Situation Room meeting today with his national security and broader foreign policy team to update him on the situation in Turkey.
The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry already said that things are calm in Turkey.
He has not yet received any requests regarding extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in United States. Washington invites Turkey to provide any legitimate evidence so the U.S. could study it.