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NATO closes the air force base stationed over 60 for years in Turkish Izmir

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The NATO command decided to close the alliance’s air base in the Turkish province of Izmir from June 1. As noted in the message of the NATO Air Force Command, the base closing ceremony was held in the city of Buca, where it was stationed. The commander of the NATO Joint Command Command, Bruce Clingan, thanked the Turkish authorities for having warmly received NATO forces in Izmir since 1952.


Thus started the process of deactivation Command Joint Air Force NATO. As part of the overall process of converting the command structure of NATO in Izmir will be deployed Chief of Army Staff of the North Atlantic Alliance. Transformation of NATO's command structure provide deactivation of four military bases and 30-percent reduction in personnel. The main headquarters of NATO air forces will move to Germany, while the command of the combined naval forces of the alliance will be deployed in the UK.

It has already been closed built in 1999 year Air Force Base NATO in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. In general, Ankara does not approve NATO plans to reduce the bases and thus financing in Turkey.
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  1. Alexander
    Alexander 23 May 2013 10: 22 New
    14
    They feel that it smells like kyrosin.
    1. patline
      patline 23 May 2013 11: 31 New
      14
      It is possible that they want to drag Turkey into the war with Syria and Iran. To do this, supposedly reduce the presence.
      1. Curculum
        Curculum 23 May 2013 12: 46 New
        +1
        Quote: patline
        It is possible that they want to drag Turkey into the war with Syria and Iran. To do this, supposedly reduce the presence.

        + As for Syria - it’s not yet clear, although Turkey has indirectly been persecuted, but with Iran: “The Senate unanimously approved the Israeli strike on Iran” (http://www.mignews.com/news/politic/world/230513_72846_46871.html). The smell of kerosene is "serious".
    2. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 23 May 2013 12: 16 New
      +3
      Let them go, and away!
    3. Papakiko
      Papakiko 23 May 2013 12: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Alexander
      They feel that it smells like kyrosin.

      Not at all, unfortunately.
      Turks can independently show their teeth and, if necessary, bite. But the "new priests" of NATO, Poland, the Baltic states, the Romanians and the "sympathetic" Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan will be happy to receive. By the way, reconstruction and construction are in full swing.
      1. Yarbay
        Yarbay 23 May 2013 21: 07 New
        0
        Quote: Papakiko
        But the "new priests" of NATO, Poland, the Baltic states, the Romanians and the "sympathetic" Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan will be happy to receive. By the way, reconstruction and construction are in full swing.

        Azerbaijan has long entered the unions of the Non-Aligned Countries, so NATO is already in no way))))
    4. Hysnik-Tsuzoy
      Hysnik-Tsuzoy 23 May 2013 15: 34 New
      +1
      It is just that the Americans want, in economically unstable conditions, to shift part of their defense responsibility to stronger allies. The military industry has recently risen among the Turks, they are selling something abroad too, so the amers loaded them.
  2. HAM
    HAM 23 May 2013 10: 23 New
    +4
    At least something positive today.
    1. lecturer
      lecturer 23 May 2013 11: 38 New
      +3
      Guys, unfortunately, "remove" or "put" the same NATO base in Turkey does not change the "arithmetic". Turkey itself - there is an "eternal NATO base"! It would be (!) Nice to hear about this from the former "Warsaw" strants (Poland, Chekhoslo ..... etc.).
  3. JonnyT
    JonnyT 23 May 2013 10: 25 New
    +5
    It is high time! Keep it up! Good riddance!

    The main thing is that like a hydra was not - they chopped off one head, 2 appeared

    Probably tossed closer to Russia and Iran
  4. Warrawar
    Warrawar 23 May 2013 10: 31 New
    10
    Do not worry, the Americans have a lot of henchmen - a whole line is lined up, they will soon start to fight, for the right to serve first.
    1. King
      King 23 May 2013 10: 46 New
      +2
      The point is not to serve, but in real financial gain. I looked at how boasting would line up if the United States didn’t pay to place a small egg. All policies built by the United States are built on grandmothers and wars that are interconnected.
      1. Warrawar
        Warrawar 23 May 2013 11: 00 New
        +4
        It is not that simple. It’s like in a joke: - And what will it be for us? Don’t worry, you won’t have anything for it!
        Here the situation is the same. Of course, the benefit can be considered purely in currency, but for most American henchmen, the benefit lies, for the most part, in the fact that the United States allows their regimes to exist relatively calmly.
        Most “regimes” are well aware that if they do not swear allegiance to the “Euro-Atlantic” choice with enviable consistency, then they will suffer the unenviable fate of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein.
  5. OlegYugan
    OlegYugan 23 May 2013 10: 39 New
    +7
    Obviously, things are going to a mess, while local conflicts are taking place at the Turkish borders, which have real chances of becoming a full-scale war to withdraw the Allied forces, this is an open betrayal. I think Erdagan needs to steal a bench for supplying the ATS fighters.
    1. valokordin
      valokordin 23 May 2013 12: 46 New
      +2
      Quote: OlegYugan
      it’s obviously a matter of confusion, while local conflicts are taking place near the Turkish borders that have real chances of becoming a full-scale war to withdraw the Allied forces, this is an open betrayal. I think Erdagan needs to steal a bench for supplying the ATS fighters.

      Hello Muammar, leaving Izmir does not change anything, but it may seem that the Nadovtsy do not exclude Syria’s strike at the base in case of Turkish aggression.
  6. 755962
    755962 23 May 2013 10: 43 New
    +1
    Good riddance..
  7. Scoun
    Scoun 23 May 2013 10: 48 New
    0
    Come on come on ... shrink on like Shagreen skin!
  8. Aristarch
    Aristarch 23 May 2013 10: 49 New
    +1
    An interesting solution, but in any case the right one) In Europe, too, must be closed, would not be forgotten.
  9. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 23 May 2013 10: 50 New
    0
    ... we are only in favor, we can even help with the removal of equipment.
  10. vadson
    vadson 23 May 2013 10: 55 New
    +2
    they would have taken with them terrorists from Syria in addition to a fairy tale
  11. leon-iv
    leon-iv 23 May 2013 11: 05 New
    +1
    Sequestration briskly walks around the planet.
  12. bord731
    bord731 23 May 2013 11: 13 New
    +1
    Well - the beginning has been made, now the main thing is not to stop there, but to reduce and reduce ...
  13. Ezhaak
    Ezhaak 23 May 2013 11: 18 New
    +1
    In general, Ankara does not approve of NATO plans to reduce bases and, accordingly, funding in Turkey.

    The Turks cannot understand in any way that the time has come to live on their own resources, and not on credit.
  14. No_more
    No_more 23 May 2013 11: 51 New
    +4
    Experience tells me that there are not many reasons for joy, especially when they suddenly give you so easily what you have long wanted to get painfully.
    Most likely, England and the USA (I mean them by the center of the "Western worldview") are changing their strategies for influencing the world. It is now clear that the constant presence in the regions of our interests by military force, in the form to which we are accustomed, is too costly and a quantitative increase here does not bring an effect commensurate with the costs.
    That in the West something was stirring and beginning to change, it was already obvious. Reduction of aircraft carriers, unmanned aerial vehicles, development of missile defense and attempts to nullify the importance of nuclear deterrence forces. There is a search for more effective and profitable solutions.
    If we ignore the goals and the one who does this, then I really like this approach. First, a task is formed, then a technique for its implementation is developed, and then technical means for this technique. In our country, for example, they will first come up with some kind of tank or see the Mistral, which is good in its class, and then they think whether it is necessary or not. Even with the same armature, boomerang and kurgan, there is no unequivocal understanding at the most fundamental level. Everything is just somehow intuitively made decisions with an eye to what is now in the West.
    1. USNik
      USNik 23 May 2013 13: 09 New
      0
      Even with the same armature, boomerang and kurgan, there is no unequivocal understanding at the most fundamental level. Everything is just somehow intuitively made decisions with an eye to what is now in the West.
      * cognitive dissonance * How can one not understand what the West does not have at all? And stop kicking Mistral, it hurts him recourse , his role has long been determined - he will lead one of the fleets.
  15. individual
    individual 23 May 2013 12: 23 New
    0
    Because of these and similar bases in Turkey, the Caribbean Crisis
    in October 1962. The deployment in 1961 by the United States in Turkey of Jupiter medium-range missiles, which could reach cities in the western part of the Soviet Union, including Moscow and the main industrial centers of the USSR. As a response to these actions, in the immediate vicinity of the US coast, on the island of Cuba, the Soviet Union deployed personnel military units and subunits armed with both conventional and atomic weapons, including ground-based ballistic and tactical missiles. Soviet military naval submarines equipped with missiles and torpedoes with atomic warheads were also placed on alert duty off the coast of Cuba. The Soviet diplomatic fist forced the United States to withdraw the Jupiter RSD from Turkey.
    And now the issue of closing one of the bases in Izmir is being decided.
  16. Nikolko
    Nikolko 23 May 2013 12: 34 New
    +1
    I read, and straight soul rejoices!
  17. dc120mm
    dc120mm 23 May 2013 12: 54 New
    0
    Quote: Nikolko
    In general, Ankara does not approve of NATO plans to reduce bases and, accordingly, funding in Turkey.

    laughing certainly does not approve.
  18. seller trucks
    seller trucks 23 May 2013 13: 21 New
    +1
    Starting March 1, the Pentagon will reduce the budget by $ 26 billion. More than 450 thousand people will fall under dismissal.
    US Army funding reduced by $ 15 billion. 300 thousand US military and civilian employees will be fired or will receive a reduced salary.
    The fleet costs will be reduced by $ 11 billion. The Obama administration will save $ 7 billion on shipbuilding. Another $ 4 billion will be saved by cutting costs. The American admirals were able to protect the sailors from dismissal, but the salary of US Navy civil servants could be reduced immediately by 1% from March 20.
    In the next ten years, the Pentagon plans to reduce its costs by $ 500 billion. In 2013, the total spending cut will be $ 46 billion, the newspaper notes.

    http://russian.rt.com/article/4591

    just a crisis gentlemen
    1. zvereok
      zvereok 23 May 2013 21: 20 New
      0
      100 In five years, the US military budget will be billions of dollars ??? I do not believe!
  19. Professor
    Professor 23 May 2013 14: 27 New
    +1
    In general, Ankara does not approve of NATO plans to reduce bases and, accordingly, funding in Turkey.

    It became terrible ondim. laughing
    1. leon-iv
      leon-iv 23 May 2013 14: 31 New
      0
      can they make a dark cheat?
      Threat Ek your rating jumps again Isail military (tm) to blame?
      1. Professor
        Professor 23 May 2013 14: 40 New
        +1
        Good day.
        The government of Turkey is bold while the NATO bases protect them, and as the smell of fried urgently called German soldiers with the Patriots.

        You know that I'm not interested in rating. hi
        1. leon-iv
          leon-iv 23 May 2013 14: 44 New
          +5
          The government of Turkey is bold while NATO bases protect them

          so the whole story so with them)))
          You know that I'm not interested in rating.

          I would have removed it altogether, otherwise the marshals are like the DPRK.
          1. Professor
            Professor 23 May 2013 14: 48 New
            +5
            Quote: leon-iv
            I would have removed it altogether, otherwise marshals like the DPRK

            And then the pioneers, how will they distinguish each other and measure letters?
            1. leon-iv
              leon-iv 23 May 2013 14: 54 New
              +3
              And then the pioneers, how will they distinguish each other and measure letters?

              oh these internet))))
  20. Petrospek
    Petrospek 23 May 2013 14: 43 New
    +1
    I wonder what the real reason? Budget cuts or cleaned away from the hot region? All the same, the second one is being conducted to me.
  21. Gato
    Gato 23 May 2013 14: 47 New
    0
    in Izmir, the General Headquarters of the Ground Forces of the North Atlantic Alliance will be deployed.


    Real, damn it, North Atlantic. The headquarters of the Air Force in Germany, the Navy in England, and the Air Force in Turkey. Closer to the Middle East?

    In general, there would be more such "ceremonies"!
  22. Vtel
    Vtel 23 May 2013 15: 08 New
    0
    As part of the overall process of transforming the NATO command structure in Izmir, the General Headquarters of the Allied Ground Forces will be deployed.

    Apparently, the percentage of Yankees confidence in the Turks is falling, and therefore they close the Air Force bases, after all, the plane is expensive and losing them is expensive - they fall within the range of Iranian missiles, but it looks like they will increase the ground component to keep the Turks in fear, and Iran they’re like a splinter in the priest, apparently they are not getting urine. I think during the Olympics in Sochi will be born.
  23. Asgard
    Asgard 23 May 2013 15: 08 New
    +2
    I read the comments ...
    I agree with those who consider this a strategy ... In Turkey, a “war” is planned in the near future, how the “strategists” will not develop yet how it will develop)) Although they need this in order to achieve “GENERAL” stabilization (say goodbye to the state vom Israel)) and light the Holy City of Constantinople)))

    Here is a plan.
    By the way, Russia is drawn in)) it’s not without reason that Vanga predicted.))) Well, provocation will start (I proceed from the general assumptions (September 11, Explosions of houses on kashirka, Nord-Ost, Boston))) I put them in one row for nothing .. .
    Performances of one field ... if they were "trial balls", then worse will happen in Turkey ...
    by the way for reference (in Turkey, NATO stores nuclear charges ...
    You won’t envy the Turks))) By the way, and the "tourists", too (we plan Thailand in the coming summer)))))
  24. sys-1985
    sys-1985 23 May 2013 16: 38 New
    +3
    A fair wind in a hunchbacked back))) Turkey is definitely drained otherwise they would not have left!
  25. kind
    kind 23 May 2013 18: 04 New
    +1
    We must send Serdyukov to reduce NATO. If he can, forgive his sins.
  26. Alikovo
    Alikovo 23 May 2013 19: 39 New
    0
    Now Turkey will take on its own brainchild.
  27. HAIFISCH
    HAIFISCH 23 May 2013 21: 55 New
    0
    Bruce Klingan thanked the Turkish authorities for warmly accepting NATO forces in Izmir since 1952. (set up ... well, since 1952), good luck laughing
  28. pinecone
    pinecone 23 May 2013 21: 56 New
    0
    The Izmir base of the NATO Air Force was created to control the Aegean at the exit of the Dardanelles. The need for it has disappeared due to the strengthening of the defensive capabilities of Turkey. Of strategic importance is Incirlik airbase, which is shared by the US and Turkish Air Force. Located east of the city of Adana, in close proximity to the Syrian border.
    1. Ruslan_F38
      Ruslan_F38 24 May 2013 09: 59 New
      0
      “in the immediate vicinity of the Syrian border” is apparently a good target for Syrian-Russian missiles.
  29. luka095
    luka095 23 May 2013 22: 41 New
    0
    If the Main Staff of the Ground Forces is in Izmir, does this not mean that Turkish soldiers will be the main "cannon" meat on this flank of NATO? Americans and Europeans are simply pushing Turkey to the forefront.
  30. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet 24 May 2013 08: 09 New
    0
    Yes, for good reason it is! And for Turkey, of course, this is unprofitable. I will not be surprised if possible bloodshed in Syria will be carried out by this puppet state. I remember how NATO and US aircraft took off in a hurry from Georgia when the 58th army swept away the genetics on its way to forcing peace in the region.