Turkey cautions citizens about travel to Germany

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Germany was distraught at Turkey's refusal to let German lawmakers visit German soldiers stationed in Turkey and its arrest of several German citizens.

A delegation of seven German lawmakers visited the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military base in Turkey's central province of Konya on Friday, amid bilateral tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

Some 20-30 German troops have remained at Konya under an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACs) mission, part of the US-led coalition's campaign against Daesh in neighbouring Syria and Iraq.

"Turkey's travel travel warning against Germany is a bad joke!"

"Germany holds a general election this month".

The Dogan news agency reported that the second German national - identified only as K.A. - was released on Thursday, with the court placing them under an overseas travel ban.

A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation plane carrying the delegation members, led by Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller, flew to Turkey from Brussels and landed in Konya early Friday. It is already good.

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The ministry said political leaders in Germany are basing their election campaigns on anti-Turkey rhetoric and the aim of blocking Turkey from becoming a member of the European Union.

"This approach of "I froze talks, now I restarted them" is not acceptable for us", he said.

The advisory is likely to further exacerbate tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, whose ties have soured following last year's failed coup against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his subsequent crackdown on alleged coup supporters.

Amid souring relations between the two countries, Turkey initially blocked the lawmakers' request to visit German troops at the base in the city of Konya. The move has angered Ankara, which has accused German politicians of pandering to "populism". The German foreign office warned that on this basis, people may be searched or be arrested for suspected contact with the Gulen movement, even on the basis of accusations from a third party or unintentional contact with a Gulen follower.

"Those who are at the moment coming up with fresh arguments (against Turkey joining) are actually trying to use the European Union in order to tackle bilateral problems", Celik told reporters at a gathering of European Union foreign ministers in Tallinn.

Despite all this, Turkey and Europe past year reached a deal on stemming migration flows from Turkey to the continent, highlighting the importance of the often frayed partnership.

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