Turkey has given partial authorization to a German delegation to visit İncirlik Air Base, following weeks of discussions regarding the matter, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
Germany welcomed the move, saying that it will strengthen relations between the two countries.
"An army that answers to parliament must be able to be visited by their deputies," German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said. "With this decision by the Turkish government, we are a little further on in our relations," he added.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is expected to make a statement regarding the issue.
Turkish officials had blocked German political delegations from visiting İncirlik Air Base in response to the parliamentary resolution passed in Berlin in May that declared the 1915 events as genocide.
On Aug. 29, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Turkey would authorize German parliamentarians to visit the air base; however, he reiterated that Germany would need to take the necessary steps.
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