The troops currently stationed at Incirlik Air Base include pilots, technicians, ground staff and specialists who evaluate the obtained images from the reconnaissance flights. Yet the troops at Incirlik have had to operate within temporary structures, such as containers and tents.
Spiegel reported that the German Army expects a long-term operation in Turkey. It referenced a planning paper from the Defense Ministry, which listed $75 million to be spent for: an air control area ($12 million), accommodations for German soldiers ($17 million), and a fully equipped combat headquarters ($39 million).
The German missions that were initially designed to assist the French reaction to the November 2015 Paris attacks have now turned into a long-term deployment with its own air base. According to Spiegel, Tobias Lindner from the Green Party is surprised at the speed of this turn.
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