NATO Approves Turkey Request for Syria Border Missiles
[An Nahar] NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
on Tuesday agreed to deploy Patriot missiles along the border of member state Turkey as requested by Ankara to help it defend its territory against threats from Syria.

"NATO has agreed to augment Turkey's air defense capabilities in order to defend the population and territory of Turkey and to contribute to the de-escalation of the crisis along the alliance's border," a statement said.

Turkey formally asked its NATO partners to deploy the U.S.-made anti-missile system after a series of cross-border shellings, including one that left five civilians dead on October 3.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-05