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Erdogan: Turkey ready to admit German deputies to Incirlik

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany will consider admitting German deputies to Injirlik airbase, but there should not be any among the parliamentarians who Ankara accuses of supporting terrorism, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

He explained that Turkey will give permission for the visit of German lawmakers if their list is acceptable to it.

"Deputies who openly support terrorists and practically act together with them will not be welcomed," Erdogan said, RIA Novosti reported.

In early May, Ankara refused to deputies of the Bundestag to visit German soldiers deployed on the basis of Injirlik, so Berlin thought about withdrawing servicemen from the base, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Berlin would look for options for redeployment of its military contingent with Injirlik.

20 May German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen conducted an inspection of the air base in the city of Azraq in Jordan, which could become an alternative to Injirlik.

A source: LOOK

Author: Alina Nazarova

Tags: Turkey, Erdogan, Middle East, Military bases, Germany, International relations, Politics

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