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Incirlik details have surfaced

Details of the agreement between Turkey and the US concerning Incirlik Air-base have started to surface. Sources claim that the new Turkish government decree, ratified by president Ahmet Necdet Sezer, will enable US and UK forces to rotate their military units in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Staff will determine principles and regulations by which harbours, airports, facilities and bases will be used by allies.The decree also allows US forces to use the Iskenderun Harbour. It is reported that non-lethal military equipment which cannot be transported by cargo planes will be brought to the Iskenderun Harbour by vessels. The equipment will then be transported to Incirlik. US and UK forces in Iraq and Afghanistan will be using Incirlik as rotation point. Forces will only be allowed into the base with a light rifle - weapons of lethal nature will not be admitted. The maximum period of time during which soldiers can inhabit the base is also restricted to three to five days. In the meantime, they will not be allowed to leave the base. Permission for block flights will be organised according to mutually convenient days and routes.
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