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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

GERMANY: NATO STEPS IN TO RESOLVE DISPUTE WITH GERMANY

SOURCE: APA





             The disputes between the two key NATO Allies has drawn the NATO secretary Generals to resovle the ever evolving problem.  NATO  secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has unvelled Monday a new proposal to reslove an angoing dispute between Ankara and Berlin regarding German lawmakers viss to troops stationed in Turkey as part of Alliance missions. APA repors quotingAnadolu Agency.  
            NATO's deputy spokesman piers Cazalet said Stolenberg had conveyed his proposal to Turkey and Germany, following his conversation with his counterparts.  In an effort to find a solution, the secretary genereal has now offered to arrange a visit for parliamentarians to Konya airfieldwith a NATO framework, he said.  refering to the base in the central Turkish city, where NATO's AWACS surveillance aircraft were deployed.
            Konya airfield is vital for NATO operations in support of Turkey and the counter ISSI coalation.  We hope that we can find a mutually acceptable solution as soon as possible, he added.  NATO's mission in konya provides intelligence support for the international coalation fighting Daesh and around a dozen German soldiers are stationed at the base.  Last week, Ankara postponned a planned visit by a group of German lawmakers to the base due to what growing uneasiness over NATO ally Germany's reluctance in showing solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism.
  
               Ankara was particularly angry at the opposition Die Linke party as several leading lawmakers form the socialist party publicly announced their support to the terrorist group PKK. 

4000FETO suspects in Germany.

In june, Germany decided to withdraw is Tornado survelliance jets and around 250 troops from Incirlik, another key military base in Turkey, after a similar dispute between Berlina and Ankara.  The German government had underlined that the army was controlled by the parliament, which also decided on military deployments abrod, and insisted that such parliamentary visists should be possible without restriction.




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