Editorial date: 2017/7/9
German media reported that Berlin had begun withdrawing its forces from the Incirlik air base south of Turkey to a facility in Jordan.
Last month, the German parliament ratified the decision to withdraw troops from Turkish bases after Ankara refused to visit al-Qaeda's German deputies.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his deep resentment over the abolition of German authorities political rallies in the framework of the referendum campaign on the Turkish constitution was attended by ministers in his government.
Germany, Austria and the Netherlands also prevented Turks from organizing similar popular gatherings.
There are about 250 German soldiers stationed at Incirlik base.
German troops at the Incirlik base are involved in providing logistical support to air strike fighters on sites in both Iraq and Syria as part of the international coalition to fight Da'ash.
Relations between the two countries have been strained after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, when Germany has repeatedly expressed concern about "extensive arrest campaigns" on account of accountability for the coup attempt.