NATO agrees to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey.

By bne IntelliNews December 5, 2012
NATO ministers of foreign affairs agreed to augment Turkeys air defence capabilities by deploying Patriot missiles, NATO said on Tuesday. The situation along the Turkish-Syrian border and the repeated violations of Turkeys territory raise grave concern, NATO foreign ministers said. NATO ministers welcomed the intention of Germany, the Netherlands and the United States to provide Patriot missile batteries, subject to their respective national procedures and once deployed, the systems will be under the operational command of NATOs Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, the statement by NATO added. NATO is determined to defend the Turkish people and their territory and to anyone who would want to attack Turkey we say; dont even think about it, said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in a press conference.

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