Russia Presses Turkey for Access to U.S. Airbase


Ankara – Russia has approached Turkey to request use of the U.S.-built Incirlik air base.The NATO base, which is home to at least 50 U.S. B-61 nuclear warheads, is 65 miles from the Syrian border and would enable the Russian air force to engage in “constant bombing” of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and other anti-Assad forces, a Russian official said.NewsS