The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim has canceled a meeting with the foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel. This publication reports Cumhuriyet.
As explained in the office of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, the decision was made due to the tight schedule of Yildirim.
Gabriel is located in Turkey on an official visit. He held talks with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. As pointed out by Deutsche Welle., in the centre of the negotiations was an attempt to resolve the conflict between Berlin and Ankara over the rights of German parliamentarians to visit the soldiers of the Bundeswehr, located on the Turkish Incirlik air base. But diplomatic efforts have failed.
15 may it was reported that Turkish authorities once again refused the group of German MPs visiting the airbase. One of the reasons that failed the visit of the parliamentarians was the fact that Germany has provided sanctuaries to several Turkish officers, suspected of involvement in the coup attempt. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, commenting on the actions of Ankara, said that Berlin would consider the withdrawal of its troops from Turkey.
On the Incirlik air base located 260 soldiers of the Bundeswehr. It pilots, technicians and engineers from the German group. participating in the international coalition against the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), which takes place on the territory of Syria.