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NATO Prepares To Deploy Interceptor Missiles To Turkey

Xinhua News Agency
November 8, 2012

NATO preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles

ANKARA: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today’s Zaman reported on its website.

Davutoglu made the remarks in Brussels following earlier statements by some other Turkish officials that Turkey is in talks with the United States and NATO over the deployment of Patriot missiles along its border with Syria.

Turkey and the United States are considering deploying missiles in the southern Turkish province of Kilis, according to the report.

In the past, Turkey requested the deployment of Patriot missile defense systems on its territory twice in the context of wars in Iraq, respectively in the early 1990s and the 2000s.


Agence France-Presse
November 8, 2012

Turkey says reserves right to arm itself against any Syria threat

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul said Thursday that the country reserved the right to defend itself against any threat from neighbouring Syria, amid discussions about the possible deployment of US Patriot missiles.

“Patriots…are being discussed within NATO…,” Gul told reporters, but insisted that it was “out of the question for Turkey to start a war with Syria”.

…On Wednesday, Turkey said it is in talks with NATO over the possible deployment of Patriot missiles on its soil as part of contingency planning on the security of Turkey and NATO territories.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in Brussels that it was only “normal” to discuss any defence measures in the face of potential risk from Syria.

Turkey has already beefed up border security with tanks and anti-aircraft batteries in the face of the deadly 20-month conflict in Syria, which has occasionally spilled over onto Turkish soil.

Turkish border units have systematically retaliated to cross-border shelling since Syrian fire killed five Turks on October 3.

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  1. Felicity Arbuthnot
    November 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    As I understand it, Patriot missiles contain depleted uranium – toxic and radioactive for 4.5 Billion years, linked with unimaginable birth defects in Iraq and the Balkans. Of course, their effect is where the wind blows, it does not stop at borders. Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Israel and all the region will be equally affected. The deformed babies and cancers, damaged sperm visited throughout:


    US and British soldiers in the region and others of course, will also be affected. As said: “Where the wind blows.”

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