BERLIN, June 7 Germany's cabinet on Wednesday
backed the planned withdrawal of troops from the Incirlik air
base in southern Turkey, a German government source said in
response to a row over access to its soldiers there.
Germany plans to move the 280 German soldiers to an airbase
in Jordan but has stressed it wants to minimise disruption that
move would cause to the U.S.-led coalition operation against
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, of which it is part.
Turkey had imposed restrictions on German lawmakers' access
to the soldiers. For historical reasons, and to prevent abuses,
the German armed forces are subordinated to parliament, not the
government, meaning lawmakers have oversight of the troops.
(Reporting by Madeline Chambers and Sabine Siebold, editing by