Merkel threatens Erdogan departing troops

Merkel threatens Erdogan departing troops

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Germany pulls its troops back from the Turkish air base in Incirlik as German parliamentarians who are not allowed to visit.

This threatened the German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, upon arrival at the NATO summit in Brussels, where the Turkish president Erdogan is present. Merkel will be the message “very clearly” to him to transfer.

Berlin said previously to consider the approximately 260 soldiers to Jordan to move, but the threat is now more concrete.

Erdogan said Wednesday that he still had heard nothing from Berlin. He added that he had little care and there is not a significant problem. The German military in Incirlik because of the fight against Islamic State.

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