Germany began to pull its troops from Incirlik air base in Turkey today, where they were supporting international operations against Islamic State.

This was stated by a German defense ministry spokesman on Saturday.

Germany is moving the necessary material to a new air base in Jordan, where its planes are scheduled to be deployed by October.

The move comes following a row with Ankara over its refusal to give access to German lawmakers to visit the air base.

Ankara had asked Berlin to improve its attitude towards Turkey first before such visit.

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