Sunday, July 16, 2017

NATO Chief Advises Germany And Turkey To Resolve Their Differences

Germany moved troops from Incirlik to Jordan earlier this year

DW: NATO head Stoltenberg advises Germany and Turkey to resolve issues

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged the Turkish and German foreign ministers to resolve their differences over visits to Turkish military bases. The dispute is part of a wider row between the two allies.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called the Turkish and German foreign ministers last week in a bid to intervene in a diplomatic standoff that has seen Ankara refuse German lawmakers access to two air bases, the alliance says.

Stoltenberg called German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday to ask them to settle the disputes, a NATO spokesman said.
In the face of Turkey's actions, calls have been amassing for Germany to withdraw its military from Turkey altogether.

Germany has already started to pull its personnel from one base in Incirlik in southeast Turkey but may now consider withdrawing service members from the NATO-base in the south-central city of Konya, located 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of the Turkish capital, Ankara, as well, as German parliamentarians were once again refused access to the soldiers stationed there.

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WNU Editor: It does not look good .... German lawmakers postpone visit to Konya NATO base in Turkey (DW).

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1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

A (former?) communist - now socialist and a budding totalitarian negotiating? This is going nowhere