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  • Beyanname

    Due to concerns about black marketing, most high value items are strictly controlled on your entry into Turkey by Turkish Customs. Their concern is that items can be brought into the country and sold on the local economy avoiding import controls. Therefore, when you bring your household goods into the country, many high value items will be itemized
  • Set up your P.O. Box

    Mailboxes can be set up as early as 90 days prior to your arrival. You should send a copy of your PCS orders to your sponsor so he or she can obtain the post office box or you can e-mail a copy of your PCS order to 39cs.scxmdirectoryservice@incirlik.af.mil in order to obtain your new mailing address. For more information, call DSN 676-6301 or COM
  • Action Lines

    The Action Line program allows members of Team Incirlik to voice any concerns they may have and receive a response relating to the concern while remaining anonymous. When the public affairs office receives an Action Line it will be forwarded to the appropriate squadron or agency for response. It takes approximately ten duty days to edit a response
  • Space-A Travel

    In Incirlik's passenger terminal, you'll find a Distinguish Visitor, restrooms with showers. While waiting for a flight, take advantage of our computer/internet access to include free WI-FI access, three large screen televisions, and an American Eatery snack bar. Baggage storage lockers and long-term parking are not available. Eligibility Travelers
  • Local Culture

    Turkey! Where is Turkey? Most Americans know little or nothing about this mysterious country before the Air Force sends them here. One of the greatest benefits of an Air Force career is the opportunity to experience new cultures. It is also true, however, that one of the greatest challenges of an Air Force career is adjusting to new cultures.
  • Turkey Demographics

    Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an
  • Turkish Air Force

    The Turkish Air Force has a vivid and honorable history. The Turkish military first encountered hostile military aircraft in 1911 when Italy invaded Libya, at that time part of the Ottoman Empire. Italian aircraft performed reconnaissance and bombing missions against the Ottoman Army. Ottoman forces, however, had the honor of being the first to
  • Operation Northern Watch History

    Operation Northern Watch was headquartered at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The commanders of the operation were Brigadier General Robin E. Scott, U.S. Air Force and Brigadier General Levent Turkmen, Turkish Air Force. ONW was the Combined Task Force charged with enforcing the no-fly zone north of the 36th parallel in Iraq and monitoring Iraqi
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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

Sensitivities

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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