Germany began to wonder about withdrawal from the Turkish base Incirlik


The Bundeswehr is considering the transfer of their military aircraft that support air attack the US-led coalition, Turkish air base in Incirlik to Jordan or Cyprus. According to Reuters, it said the sources of the German magazine Der Spiegel.

According to unnamed military sources, similar moving aircraft at least two months will stop reconnaissance flights by German aircraft. The Ministry of defence of Germany, no details about their plans are not told.

“We would like to continue the mission from Turkey, but there are alternatives to the base in Incirlik,” he told Der Spiege the press service of the Ministry.

Social Democrats represent a minority in the coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel insists that Germany must withdraw its troops and aircraft from bases because of Ankara’s refusal in the vicinity of Incirlik German lawmakers.

“The German government must find other bases for German soldiers,” said Rainer Arnold, the spokesman for the social Democrats.

Turkey, angered by the decision taken by the German Parliament in June branded the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide,” German lawmakers denied access to the base.

In June of this year, Turkey recalled its Ambassador to Germany after the adoption by the Bundestag resolution on the Armenian genocide recognition. The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said that the decision of the Bundestag to the machinations of the “racist Armenian lobby.”

According to Reuters, tensions between the two allies increased after a coup attempt in Turkey that occurred July 15. Ankara protested in her opinion the sluggish response of Germany in condemning the attempted coup.

Last month German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that German parliamentarians should have the opportunity to visit 250 soldiers on the Turkish database, however, the Chancellor threatened to withdraw its troops.

The Turkish authorities have forbidden the visit to the base several German legislators earlier this summer, and last week told reporters that did not approve another visit scheduled by members of the budget Committee of the German Parliament in October of this year.

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