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German MPs in Turkey for soldier visit amid tensions

German lawmakers arrived in Turkey Friday to visit soldiers stationed in the central Turkish province of Konya as relations remain tense between the NATO allies. Some 20-30 German troops have remained at Konya as part of an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACs) mission, part of the US-led coalition's campaign against the Islamic State group in neighbouring Syria and Iraq.
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