Plot Thickens: Four Saudi Warplanes to Arrive in Turkey Friday
14:20 25.02.2016(updated 14:23 25.02.2016)
Saudi Arabia will transfer four fighter-bombers, on Friday, to an airbase in the south of Turkey, local media reported, citing a military source.
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Earlier on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Saudi aircraft would arrive on Thursday or Friday, while the Saudi personnel to service the planes have already arrived in Turkey.
According to the CNN Turk television channel, the F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft will be stationed at the Incirlik airbase.
The Incirlik airbase currently hosts US, German and Qatari aircraft taking part in a US-led coalition conducting airstrikes on Daesh positions in Iraq and Syria.
According to Saudi officials, the four aircraft will be sent to Turkey as part of its efforts to fight the Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States.
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