Turkey lifts ban on German lawmakers visiting troops at Incirlik base

The Turkish government has lifted a ban on German lawmakers visiting Bundeswehr troops stationed at the strategic Incirlik airbase in the country's south-east, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday.

German army launches Syrian refugee training to aid reconstruction

The German army has launched a project to train Syrian refugees in reconstruction skills intended to help them rebuild their country after the war.

Poll: Most Germans support commissioner's calls for more soldiers

The Defence Ministry is currently looking into replenishing troop strength. The results will be available in spring at the latest. ​