Pentagon chief says has to speak with Turkish counterpart for İncirlik comments

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Dec. 16 that he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was when he said he could shut down the İncirlik airbase, which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads.

Spain extends Patriot deployment since NATO ally’s security is crucial: Ambassador

Spain has decided on the extension of Patriot air defense missiles deployed in Turkey's southern Adana province for the next six months because Madrid attaches importance to its NATO ally's security concerns, Spanish Ambassador Juan Gonzalez Barba has told the Hürriyet Daily News.