Germany, Netherlands To Provide NATO Missiles In Turkey

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Trend News Agency
December 3, 2012

Report: Patriots to be provided to Turkey by Germany, Holland

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[S]peculation is rife that the deployment is a measure to counter a possible missile threat not from Syria, but from Iran…

The monitoring operations of the Patriot radars will be controlled from the Ramstein Allied Air Command headquarters, which serves as a NATO installation in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz…

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NATO members Germany and the Netherlands will supply Turkey with the Patriot missile systems it has sought to bolster its national security…Today’s Zaman reported.

Germany will provide two Patriot PAC-3 surface-to-air missiles to Ankara, while the Netherlands will deliver one Patriot PAC-2 missile, say reports by Turkey’s private NTV television, citing NATO sources.

NATO member Turkey formally requested Patriot missiles from the bloc earlier last month after weeks of talks with NATO allies about how to shore up security on its 900-kilometer…

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