The Secretary General PATO glad that the German deputies will be able to visit Incirlik air base

Posted on 10/09/2016 by AviaSeller Tem

PATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that he was glad to resolve the problems with the visit of German parliamentarians to the Turkish military base of Incirlik, believes that the obstacles to the efforts to combat banned in Russia and other countries a terrorist group “Islamic state” should not be, he told reporters in Ankara. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

“The issue of Incirlik base and the visit of German parliamentarians is the issue of bilateral relations between Germany and Turkey, which created some problems. So I am very glad that this issue seems to be resolved. And foreign Minister (Mevlut Cavusoglu) and President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) have confirmed that the issue is resolved,” said Mr Stoltenberg reporters in Ankara at a joint press conference with Turkish foreign Minister, her stream is on the website PATO.

He believes that all efforts should be focused on the fight against ISIS. “The German presence at the base in Incirlik is the German contribution to the fight against ISIS, and it is important to not let these efforts”, — said the NATO Secretary General welcomed “the constructive approach of the two allies PATO”.

On the basis of Incirlik deployed the Bundeswehr participate in military aerial reconnaissance operations against ISIS in Syria. Previously, the government of Turkey in response to the so-called “Armenian resolution” of the Bundestag refused the group of German MPs under the leadership of the state Secretary of the Ministry of defence visits soldiers stationed at the base in Incirlik.

Later, Ankara lifted the ban on the visit of German parliamentarians. Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu explained by the fact that Germany has fulfilled the condition of Turkey, stating that the decision of the Parliament on the recognition of crimes against Armenians in 1915 a genocide is not legally binding.

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