Monday, June 6, 2016
'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey may restrict Germany’s access to Incirlik air base.
'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey may restrict Germany’s access to Incirlik air base. (Azernews).
Turkey may restrict Germany’s access to Incirlik air base in Adana province in a response to the Bundestag's resolution to recognize the 1915 pseudo “Armenian genocide" on June 2, reported Turkish mass media.
The issue is expected to be discussed by the Turkish government this week.
Earlier, Berlin demanded from Ankara to grant Germany additional opportunities for its air forces on Turkish territory within the framework of talks between Germany and Turkey launched in February 2016.
Incirlik air base, which was built in early 1950s, has been mostly used by the U.S and Turkish air forces as Turkey is a member of NATO.
Germany planned to build a military base to deploy its Tornado jets and soldiers, which it intended to use in a combat against ISIS.
To date, existence of the German army in Incirlik air base was temporary. If the military base is built, then German soldier will stay permanently.
At the same time, Spiegel Online reports that after the Bundestag’s resolution, it will be hard to enlarge the patrol operations against human trafficking in some parts of Aegean Sea. Read the full story here.