Sunday, November 25, 2012

Turkey expects NATO Patriot missile decision within week

Turkey expects NATO to make a decision about deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles along its southern border with Syria within the next week, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on Saturday.

Turkey asked NATO for the Patriot system, designed to intercept aircraft or missiles, on Wednesday after weeks of talks about how to shore up security on its 900-km (560-mile) border as the conflict in Syria deepens.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-syria-crisis-turkey-nato-idUSBRE8AN08D20121124