Hundreds of military dependents ordered to leave Turkey

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Stars and Stripes: “The Pentagon is ordering nearly 700 military family members to leave Incirlik Air Base and two smaller military installations in Turkey because of concerns over the deteriorating security environment there.

Families are expected to begin leaving Turkey on Wednesday, stopping first at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, before continuing on to the States or other duty locations, U.S. European Command told Stars and Stripes.

“We understand this is disruptive to our military families, but we must keep them safe and ensure the combat effectiveness of our forces to support our strong ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism,” EUCOM chief Gen. Philip Breedlove said Tuesday in a statement.

Opinion: Whoa Nellie, Turkey is a member of NATO. In our earlier post this morning Israel called on its citizens to leave Turkey as the terror risk went from level 3 (basic concrete threat) to level 2 (high concrete risk).

(Thanks to Matt for sending this in)

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