German Chancellor Angela Merkel sets out conditions for Turkish politicians wishing to campaign in Germany.
A German parliamentary delegation has cancelled a trip to Turkey after authorities there said that the group would be unwelcome. It’s the latest row to hit increasingly strained relations between the NATO allies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened to withdraw German soldiers from the Turkish air base in Incirlik. The statement follows a year-long row over allowing German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed there.
NATO says it's not getting involved in a German-Turkish dispute over Incirlik access but the alliance may still be impacted. Analysts say tension between Ankara and Berlin could have an ill effect on NATO solidarity.
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg has said he is focused on finding a solution between Germany and Turkey on the issue of visiting rights to the strategic Incirlik air base. Berlin has threatened to withdraw German troops.
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