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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the decision of the Turkish authorities banning  German MPs from visiting the NATO military base in Konya, where the German troops are located, RIA Novosti  reported quoting Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

"We hope that Germany and Turkey will be able to agree on the date of a visit, suitable for both sides," NATO representative said following the meeting of Stoltenberg and Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu.

NATO's fears are connected with the possible withdrawal of German troops from the Konya base, which could affect the level of support of the international coalition on fight against the Islamic State terrorist group.

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