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    MILITARY MEMBERS: All military members stationed or TDY at Incirlik Air Base must have a valid stateside license or an International Driver's License. During in-processing, Pass and Registration will provide you with a USAFE FM 181, Vehicle Operator's Permit for Turkey, based on your valid stateside or International Driver's License, IDL. Bottom

Incirlik History

The U.S. Engineering Group began construction of the base located approximately 250 miles southeast of Ankara, Turkey, in the spring of 1951. The U.S. Air Force initially planned to use the base as an emergency staging and recovery site for medium and heavy bombers. The Turkish General Staff and the U.S. Air Force signed a joint use agreement for the new base in December 1954. Fact Sheet


Turks are very proud of their history and the founder of their country, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. They show a great respect to Ataturk's name, pictures and statues. Do not act disrespectfully to Ataturk's name, pictures or statues, including Turkish money, which has Ataturk's picture on it. Fact Sheet

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