German minister to Turkey for mediation to military base
The German minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel goes to Ankara to talk about the bezoekverbod to the air base in Incirlik. That his Turkish colleague Mevlut Cavosoglu said Tuesday. “We are constantly in contact with Gabriel in order to solve the problems. He comes Monday personally.”
Cavusoglu reiterated why the government-Erdogan does not want that German parliamentarians visit the 250 troops in Incirlik are stationed to help in the fight against IS.
“We still see that Germany is behind all what is against Turkey. Under those circumstances, we can Incirlik not open up. We may decide to reconsider if there are positive steps to be taken.”
Germany considers its soldiers to withdraw from Turkey. Ruling party CDU/CSU wants to wait to see if Gabriel diplomacy still can achieve.
Coalition partner, the SPD was a plan Tuesday an ultimatum for the repatriation of the troops, but allegedly with German chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Gabriel give a chance for an attempt at reconciliation.