Germany plans to deploy Tornado jets to help the military campaign against 'IS' in Syria - without a UN mandate. A paradigm shift in German foreign policy? Markus Kaim (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) provides some analysis.
The Turkish government has again banned German lawmakers from visiting the country's military base at Incirlik. Markus Kaim, a defense expert, tells DW that Germany should not pull its soldiers out.
The Berlin government is mulling moving its troops out of Turkey's Incirlik air base after a second snub by Ankara. A German political delegation was denied approval to visit Bundeswehr soldiers at the military facility.
After the Berlin Christmas market attack, most Germans said they were in favor of expanded operations in the fight against IS, a survey showed. German reconnaissance jets have been helping coalition airstrikes.
Off to Abdullah's kingdom: Germany's Bundeswehr is set to participate in the fight against terror from Jordan instead of Turkey. The country is neither a NATO member, nor a democracy by Western standards.
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