Earlier this week Fighter Sweep reported to you on the increasing levels of tension between the US and Turkey over the use of the Incirlik Air Base. Now there are reports that Germany is actively looking for alternatives to the base for their aircraft being used in the fight against ISIS.

The German defense minister has said she visited a Jordanian airbase which is viewed as a possible alternative to replace Turkey’s Incirlik and it showed a “lot of potential.”

“There is a lot of potential in this airbase and we were very grateful for a very positive reception and a lot of support,” German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters at the World Economic Forum’s regional gathering in Jordan on Saturday.