Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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.

That was reported by dw.com.

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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