Berlin will consider redeployment of its troops from Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase to other places in allied countries, like Jordan, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said. The statement followed Ankara’s refusal to to allow German MPs to visit soldiers stationed at Incirlik.
“We will continue to talk with Turkey, but in parallel we will have to explore other ways of fulfilling our mandate,” Merkel said speaking at a Monday news conference. “That means looking at alternatives to Incirlik, and one alternative among others is Jordan.”
Some 250 German troops are deployed at İncirlik as a part of the US-led coalition fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, according to the German military.