"The review of alternative sites to the Turkish aircraft base Incirlik found that, from a military perspective, locations in Jordan, Kuwait and Cyprus were available", the government said in its official response to the MP's, which was seen by Die Welt.
The German authorities accuse Turkish intelligence agencies of spying in a fellow-NATO country even as Ankara admitted it in the first place and even asked for German assistance in its effort.
German prosecutors are probing claims that Turkey's MIT service has been spying on 300 alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan blames for a failed coup attempt past year. "We have launched an investigation against an unnamed entity on suspicion of espionage", a spokesman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office (GBA) said.
Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's National Intelligence Agency handed his German counterparts a list of 300 individuals and 200 institutions in Germany, thought to be linked to the Gulen movement, at a Munich security conference last month, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
More than 41,000 people in Turkey have been arrested over suspected links to Gulen's movement, and 100,000 fired or suspended from their jobs. "We have told Turkey several times that such [activity] is not acceptable".
A German investigation indicated some of the photos may have been taken by hidden surveillance cameras, the reports said.
Meanwhile, amid tensions with the US, regarding a lack of support by the anti-Daesh coalition to Turkey's battle against Daesh in Syria, the Turkish government has considered shutting down İncirlik all together. Both countries have large Turkish minorities.
Germany's foreign intelligence chief Bruno Kahl also raised heckles in Turkey last week when he said he was unconvinced Gulen was behind the failed coup of July 15.
Authorities in Berlin are demanding the release of Deniz Yucel, a German journalist with Die Welt detained in Istanbul over reports written in the aftermath of the attempted coup, in a wave of far ranging crackdowns that have been criticised by rights groups, and by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Turkish voters living in Germany cast their ballots on the constitutional referendum at the Turkish consulate in Berlin, March 27, 2017.
"The authorities in the northern state of Lower Saxony are warning Gulen movement supporters about possible reprisals if they travel to their homeland, " Deutsche Welle reported.