German govt approves withdrawal of troops from Incirlik base in Turkey

The German cabinet has given the green light to withdraw the nation’s troops from Incirlik Airbase in Turkey, dpa news agency reports. The parliament is yet to approve the end of the deployment.
The move comes after Berlin failed to negotiate a resolution to ongoing tensions with Ankara, which was obstructing inspections of the Turkish base by German MPs. Parliamentary oversight over foreign deployment of German troops is strongly endorsed in the country’s law.
Some 280 troops and several Tornado fighter jets, which are used for reconnaissance missions in Syria, are currently stationed at Incirlik.
The Turkish deployment was approved by the German parliament in 2016 in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris in December 2015.
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