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DW: Transfer of German troops from Incirlik to Jordan to start in July
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has told German media that Bundeswehr troops will begin pulling out from a Turkish air base in July. The move comes amid strained relations between the two NATO allies.
The withdrawal of German troop from the Turkish air base in Incirlik to new base in Jordan is expected to take around three months, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told German media on Sunday.
"Until the end of June, our flight plans as part of the anti-"Islamic State" coalition are set," she was quoted of saying in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. "After that, we'll be transferring our tanker aircraft as quickly as possible to Jordan."
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WNU Editor: This a major falling apart between two NATO members.
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