The Pentagon excludes the Turkish Air Force from Syrian skies

US forces have taken steps to curtail Turkish Air Force action in northeastern Syria, a US official told a German news agency.

These include the exclusion of Turkey from the list of planned air-tasking orders (ATO) used by the Pentagon to coordinate aircraft departing for operational areas, and the interruption of information flows to Ankara for the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) of US forces fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist organization.

The measures taken by the Pentagon appear to be designed to effectively maintain the Turkish air force outside the airspace in question.