Incirlik airbase

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.

Report: Germany approved 58-million-euro investment in Incirlik airbase

The German Defence Ministry has approved a 58-million-euro (65-million-dollar) investment in Turkey's Incirlik air base, from which it is supporting the US-led military campaign against Islamic State extremists, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Tuesday.

Merkel expects travel ban to Incirlik base in Turkey to be lifted

Chancellor Angela Merkel expects a Turkish travel ban keeping German parliamentarians from visiting German soldiers at the Incirlik air force base in Turkey to be lifted shortly.

German defence minister wants to keep troops in Turkey despite row

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that Germany wants to keep supporting the US-led campaign against the Islamic State from Turkey's Incirlik air base, but acknowledged there were "fallback procedures" in case withdrawal becomes necessary.

Germany plans for troop withdrawal from Turkey amid row

The German army is preparing for the withdrawal of its troops and military equipment from the Incirlik air base in Turkey's south-east, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Thursday.

German army tightens security at Turkey NATO base

The German army, the Bundeswehr, has increased security precautions for its soldiers at the Incirlik NATO base in southern Turkey, a spokesman told dpa Tuesday in Potsdam.

Turkish authorities begin search at Incirlik airbase

Turkish authorities, including prosecutors, have begun a search at the Incirlik airbase in the south of the country, Hurriyet newspaper reports.