Saturday, May 25, 2024

Germany to relocate Tornado ECR fighters from Turkey to Jordan

Germany’s government has recommended pulling the Bundeswehr from the Incirlik air base. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said earlier that the troops at Incirlik could be moved from Turkey to a base in Jordan.

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Following the row over Turkey denying German members of parliament access to the Luftwaffe contingent based at Incirlik Air Base in May, the German cabinet on 7 June decided to withdraw the country’s contribution to the coalition fighting the Islamic State from the base.


Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday recommended pulling troops from the Incirlik air base in Turkey. The Bundeswehr has about 280 military personnel stationed at Incirlik, from where they fly Tornado surveillance missions over Syria and refueling flights for partner nations in the coalition against the Islamic State (IS).

The German government has decided to relocate its Tornado ECR fighters currently deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey to Jordan.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more