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Germany says Turkey is blocking plans for Incirlik visit

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Germany says Turkey is blocking plans for Incirlik visit

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Germany’s Defence Ministry says Ankara is blocking plans for a senior official to visit the country’s 250 personnel stationed at Incirlik air base.

As yet, there has been no official response from Turkish officials.

Six German reconnaissance jets and a refuelling plane are stationed at Incirlik.

They are part of a US-led air campaign against ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria.

Relations between Germany and Turkey have been strained recently.

The German parliament recently adopted a resolution declaring the 1915 killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a genocide.

Ankara strongly rejects the definition.

Germany’s public broadcaster says a Turkish channel has pulled broadcasts of a children’s news programme it produces.

ZDF says Turkey’s Kanal D cited “numerous complaints” following the June 2 vote in the Bundestag.

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