The commander of the NATO base in Incirlik in Turkey Bekir Ercan van was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the coup attempt. About it reports Reuters with a reference to its source.
On the eve Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the military base in Incirlik, which the U.S. uses to strike at the group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), took part in the rebellion. About US “behind the coup” and said the Turkish Minister of labour Suleyman Soylu. He attributed this to the fact that Washington provides asylum to the preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara considers the mastermind of the coup attempt.
In these statements, said U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in a telephone conversation with the Chairman he said that allegations of US involvement in the coup attempt are false. He stressed that such statements harm relations between Washington and Ankara.