Saudi F-15's Arrive in Turkey

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  1. Atilla

    Atilla Major

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    Ankara (AFP) - Saudi jets on Friday arrived at a Turkish base to join the air campaign against Islamic State jihadists in Syria only hours before a ceasefire is to take force, local media reported.

    Four F-15 jets landed at Incirlik air base in the Adana province in southern Turkey, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

    The base is already hosting US, British and French war planes taking part in the strikes against IS fighters in Syria.

    http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-jets-arrive-turkey-strike-hours-truce-report-135154073.html

     
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    4 F-15's isn't much but it sends a message to Russia and Iran saying "Look guys we are together in the region to counter your games". Exercise Northern Thunder and this deployment demonstrate Saudi Arabia's strong ties with all regional countries. It also emphasizes Turkey's strategic geographic position. Many countries are using Incirlik for their operations against ISIS.
     
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