Turkey approves German delegation's visit to base in Konya

Turkey approves German delegation's visit to base in Konya

Ankara has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in Turkey's Konya next month.

A letter from German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to the head of Germany's parliamentary defence committee said Turkey had agreed to a NATO proposal for a visit to the air base near Konya on Sept. 8.

Under the plan, NATO's Deputy General-Secretary Rose Gottemoeller would lead the delegation and take up to seven members of the parliamentary committee with her.

"The Turkish foreign minister has agreed to this proposal," Reuters cited Gabriel as saying.

Details were still being worked out about which lawmakers would be included in the visit.

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