The Turks allow the U.S. to launch operations against the Islamic State from an airbase in Incirlik but in return they have of late expected that the U.S. would provide air support for the Turkish military operations inside of Syria.
|The Turks have even threatened to close down the base. Turkish forces are struggling to wrest the town of Al-Bab from the control of the Islamic State (IS). In response to the request, the U.S. made overflights of the town as a show of force. However, they did not make any attacks on IS. The Russians have already given the Turks air support by attacking targets outside of Al-Bab.|