Renowned Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin, in his last article, analyzed Turkey’s role in the U.S. military operation which ended up with the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Yetkin quoted a high-ranking Turkish security source, who asked not to be named, saying that Incirlik base was not used in the operation but that the air space was coordinated between the Turkish and U.S. militaries. Military experts further told Yetkin that the Turkish air space might also be used for U.S. planes and helicopters patrolling in the area for search-and-rescue operations, just in case.
“In Ankara, government circles believe that the role of YPG and Mazloum Abdi, was amplified on purpose in order to promote YPG’s declining profile in Syria and his profile as an alternative for armed Kurdish movements from within the PKK,” Murat Yetkin wrote.
Yetkin’s article can be reached here