Turkey opens airspace to French jets


Jets for the Patrouille de France fly over the Champs Elysees avenue during the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, 14 July 2015. The Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually on 14 July to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Turkey opens airspace to French jets

In a move unlikely to make Russian leader Vladimir Putin very happy Turkey has chosen to give France permission to use its airspace to launch air strikes against Daesh as well as use Incirlik airbase in emergency situations. French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, will also receive logistical support from Turkish forces in the Mediterranean.

French-Turkish relations

In light of the Paris attacks, France has been increasing its air strikes against Daesh in Syria and as such has been...

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