Ministry of Defense: Turkish-American exercises for refueling in air are not related to situation in region

The exercises for refueling in the air that will be carried out in the airspace of Turkey with the participation of US Air Force aircraft were planned in advance and have nothing to do with the latest events in the region.

This is stated in the message of the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey.

The department recalled that the information about the events in question was presented at a briefing in the Ministry of Defense of Turkey on April 4.

“Trainings for refueling in the air and joint control of the attack, which will be carried out by American aircraft, accompanied by the Turkish F-16 in our airspace on April 15 and 17, were planned by two union countries much earlier. These trainings have nothing to do with it To recent events in the region, ”the statement said.