The German army, the Bundeswehr, has increased security precautions for its soldiers at the Incirlik NATO base in Southern Turkey, a spokesman for the German military operation said on Tuesday in Potsdam.
He said that after the failed coup in Turkey in July, only aircraft equipped with anti-rocket defences haD been permitted to land at the base.
The new security measures are “short term and preventative” and align Germany with the U.S. and other NATO partners.
The German Federal Ministry of Defence said there was no immediate danger for the German troops stationed at the base.
More than 200 German soldiers are currently stationed at the Incirlik base as part of “Operation Counter Daesh,” the Arabic name used for the so-called Islamic State.