Are these demands for payment from Turkey a new thing?

I haven’t heard before that Turkey was demanding payment for use of it’s military bases. Is this just coming to the forefront now because the issue of whether NATO would defend it has been settled or has Turkey just brought it up now they have secured their own defense? Feel free to move this to the fricking pit if the latter is true.

No, this has been an issue all along. The attack on Iraq will not be a NATO operation, so Turkey is under no obligation to support it. If Iraq attacks Turkey as a result of the war, then the other NATO countries are obligated to come to its defense.