German politicians are allowed to have troops on Turkish base yet to visit

German politicians are allowed to have troops on Turkish base yet to visit

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German parliamentarians may still a visit to the German military on the basis of Konya in Turkey.

NATO made Tuesday announced that the two countries have agreed following the mediation of NATO chief Jens). Earlier wild Turkey, the politicians do not give permission for a visit.

Ankara refused to agree to a visit on 17 July, due to the position of the “bilateral relations”. The visit is now for the 8th of september on the agenda, under the leadership of NATO. Minister Ursula von der Leyen (Defence) spoke of “a good solution”.

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The relationship between Berlin and Ankara has been for some time strained. So gave the Turkish authorities tend not to consent to German parliamentarians to visit to the own troops in the Turkish Incirlik. Germany pulled his military back from the air force base. The approximately 260 troops and several aircraft are currently being moved to Jordan.

Turkey is, among others, angry because Germany asylum gave to Turkish officers, what was against the sore leg of Ankara. According to the Turkish government are the officers (of the Gülenbeweging that, according to her behind the failed coup in July last year was.

German air force

Berlin is angry because Turkey people with a German passport holding because they terrorism would support. This involves, among others, a human rights activist and a journalist.

The German air force from the NATO bases in Konya participated in the fight against Islamic State.

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