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U.S. Air Force and Turkish Air Force salute during Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. John Kelly, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, and Turkish Air Force Col. Hüseyin Dinҫ, 10th Tanker Base Command chief of operations, salute during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

U.S. Air Force and Turkish Air Force leadership salute during Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. John Kelly, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, and Turkish Air Force Col. Hüseyin Dinҫ, 10th Tanker Base Command chief of operations, salute during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Kelly salutes during Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. John Kelly, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, salutes a wreath during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Turkish Air Force honor guardsmen carry a wreath during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

Turkish Air Force honor guardsmen carry a wreath during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Turkish Air Force honor guardsmen stand guard during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

Turkish Air Force honor guardsmen stand guard during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Turkish Air Force and U.S. Air Force leadership participate in Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

Turkish Air Force Col. Hüseyin Dinҫ, 10th Tanker Base Command chief of operations, and U.S. Air Force Col. John Kelly, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, participate in the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

U.S. Air Force, Polish, Lithuanian and Turkish Air Force participate in Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Scott Shrier, 39th Air Base Wing command chief stands with members of the U.S. Air Force, Polish armed forces, Lithuanian military and Turkish Air Force during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

A child lays a bouquet of flowers on the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk statue during the Ataturk Memorial Day ceremony

A child lays a bouquet of flowers on the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk statue during the Ataturk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- U.S. Air Force Col. John Kelly, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, and Turkish Air Force Col. Hüseyin Dinҫ, 10th Tanker Base Command chief of operations, salute during the Atatürk Memorial Day ceremony at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2021. The annual ceremony commemorates the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who is credited with the birth and modernization of the Republic of Turkey. This year marks the 83rd anniversary of his passing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)