Germany threatens to withdraw all soldiers from Turkey

Germany threatens to withdraw all soldiers from Turkey

Berlin will consider removing its soldiers from Turkey after Ankara refused to grant Germany's parliament permission to visit staff serving on a Turkish air base, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Turkey blocked German lawmakers from visiting the soldiers at Incirlik air base, who are serving in a NATO mission targeting Isis in Syria. However Ms Merkel said it was “essential” that Germany’s defence committee is able to visit the near 270 troops stationed at the base.

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