World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish military on Sunday rejected news reports that German troops deployed in Turkey to operate Patriot anti-defense missile systems were mistreated and that their accommodation conditions were poor at a military barracks they are staying.
"There has been no officially conveyed demand or complaint from the German Armed Forces over alleged problems German troops in Kahramanmaras have faced. Those allegations do not reflect the truth," the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.
Citing a report presented to the German parliament by a parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces, the Turkish media had said tensions were high between Turkish and German troops and cooperation was problematic and that a woman German soldier was reprimanded by a Turkish commander during a visit by Turkish, German and Dutch defense ministers in February at the Gazi Barracks.
"The allegation that a German soldier was physically attacked is completely baseless," the statement said.
The statement also rejected that German soldiers were isolated and Turkish soldiers were ordered to avoid contacting them, adding that German and Turkish soldiers are allowed to share places such medical units and recreational areas.
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