Military Seeks Alternatives in Case Turkey Limits Access




 
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October 13th, 2007  
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Military Seeks Alternatives in Case Turkey Limits Access


By DAVID S. CLOUD
Published: October 12, 2007
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 — Loss of access to military installations in Turkey would force the United States to send more supplies for Iraq through other countries and could cause short-term backups in fuel shipments and deliveries of critical equipment, senior officers said Thursday.

The officials said they had a contingency plan in case Turkey followed through on threats to shut off the United States military’s use to its territory if the full House approved a resolution condemning the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as an act of genocide. That could mean the loss at least temporarily of Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey, a key resupply hub for Iraq, and the closing of the Turkish-Iraq border to fuel trucks for the American military.

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