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.
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on Dec. 16 voiced support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's remarks on a possible shutdown of Kürecik and İncirlik air bases yet slammed the government for "waiting" to close the bases.
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.
İyi (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener on Oct. 22 urged President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to react against a letter by the US President Donald Trump, which was defined by Erdoğan as not complying with the "diplomatic courtesy".
A call made by two brothers on social media to build shelters for stray dogs in the southern province of Adana's Karataş district has received support from thousands of people from across the world, including Turkey.