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NATO Missiles To Be Deployed To Turkey In Days

Hurriyet Daily News
December 22, 2012

Patriots to be in Turkey by the end of 2012

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NATO photograph

ISTANBUL: Patriot missiles will be deployed in Turkey at the end of December, NATO announced in a written statement according to private broadcaster NTV.

They will be reportedly deployed in the Mediterranean provinces of Kahramanmaraş and Adana and in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.

The total number of batteries to deploy were determined as six.

The Patriots are expected to be ready to use from the second half of January.

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Sunday’s Zaman
December 23, 2012

NATO announces Turkish locations for Patriots

İSTANBUL: Three NATO allies who have agreed to provide Patriot missiles to augment Turkey’s air defenses – Germany, the Netherlands and the United States – have agreed on the locations where the batteries will be deployed, the alliance said on Friday.

“Germany will deploy its batteries to Kahramanmaraş, the Netherlands will deploy its batteries to Adana, and the United States will deploy its batteries to Gaziantep,” a NATO spokesperson said in a statement on Saturday.

The locations were “decided jointly with Turkey as the host nation and in close coordination with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe,” NATO said.

Turkey asked NATO for the Patriot system, designed to intercept aircraft or missiles, in November to help bolster its border security after repeated episodes of gunfire and shelling from Syria spilling into Turkish territory.

NATO agreed to send Patriots to Turkey with Germany, the Netherlands and the United States having offered to provide two Patriot batteries each.

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday that the Syrian military had fired more Scud-type missiles inside the country, justifying NATO’s decision to dispatch Patriot anti-missile systems to NATO ally Turkey – a deployment criticized by Syria, Iran and Russia.

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  1. Kathleen
    December 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Another day, another crate-o-missiles photograph. Even though the stated targets are aircraft or missiles, picture the destruction on the ground…and consider changing course and putting pressure on to stop these actions.

    Is there any hard evidence that Scuds were fired? beyond “Anders Fogh said…”

    Ever since he said (somehow with a serious face) something like “we cant let these civilians be harmed” AFTER the aerial bombardment of Libya was committed, I dont believe anything he says.

    Stop NATO
    Stop the US DOD
    Stop the CIA
    Stop the GCC
    Stop the worlds banking gangsters

  2. Mister Memo
    December 24, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Agressors must always lie with pretext to justify their actions, Its only natural.

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