Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
The possible withdrawal of the German air force contingent from the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey poses no problem for Ankara, Sputnik quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying May 24.
Turkey blocked a group of German lawmakers from visiting the servicemen earlier in May prompting Chancellor Angela Merkel to suggest that Berlin may consider moving 250 troops stationed at Incirlik to one of the neighboring countries.
“We have not been officially notified by Germany that it is going to leave to Jordan from the Incirlik base,” Erdogan said before traveling to Brussels to attend the NATO summit.
"But if they do so, then for us it's not a problem. If they leave, we'll tell them "happy journey," the Turkish president noted.