The Turkish president on Sunday said Ankara may close two bases in Turkey where U.S. soldiers are stationed “if necessary”.

“When necessary, we will discuss with all our delegations, and if necessary, we may close Incirlik [air base in southern Adana province] and Kurecik [radar station in eastern Malatya province],” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised interview.

Speaking about a resolution passed in the U.S. Senate on Armenian allegations over the events of 1915, Erdogan said the bill was “completely political”, adding: “It is very important for both sides that the U.S. does not take irreparable steps in

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