The Bundestag approved the withdrawal of German troops from the Turkish air base in Incirlik

German troops will leave the Turkish airbase Incirlik. This decision was taken by the Bundestag, about it reports Deutsche Welle.

The reason for this decision was the ban on German parliamentarians to visit the airfield. Earlier, on 7 June to the relevant conclusions of the German government.

Will initially be deployed tanker and about 20 personnel, responsible for its maintenance. After that within two to three months will be transferred to the other soldiers and reconnaissance aircraft. New place-based soldiers of the Bundeswehr will be Jordan.

June 5, foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, after talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, said the need to withdraw German soldiers from the Turkish air base in Incirlik.

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 280 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.