U.S. to Deploy Two Patriot Missile Batteries to Turkey
Trend News Agency
December 8, 2012
USA to supply two Patriot batteries to Turkey
Baku: The U.S. intends to provide Turkey with two batteries of Patriot air defence missile complexes to be situated in the border areas with Syria, the online newspaper Sabah reported on Saturday.
Thus, Turkey will receive six Patriot batteries from NATO. Previously, Germany and the Netherlands have stated their intention to provide two Patriot batteries each to Turkey.
The newspaper also reported that three of the six systems will be installed in the provinces of Adana, Malatya and Diyarbakir. Turkish Armed Forces have not yet made a final decision on the locations of the other three Patriot batteries.
Turkey appealed to NATO in the second half of November with a request to provide it with Patriot systems…
NATO said that it will consider the request as a priority. A NATO delegation together with representatives of the Turkish Armed Forces completed choosing the sites for the Patriot systems.