Turkey to ask NATO to place Patriot missiles on border with Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 19 /Trend A.Tagiyeva /
Turkey has made the decision to ask NATO to deploy Patriot missiles on the border with Syria due to the escalation of tensions, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry told CNN Turk TV channel.
According to the source, Turkey will send the request to NATO today.
Earlier, it was reported that Germany and the Netherlands are ready to provide Turkey, which is their NATO ally, with Patriot air intercept missiles. Germany and the Netherlands are the only European countries that have American Patriot missiles, and the defense ministers of the countries discussed the possibility of deploying the missiles last week.
The Syrian Air Forces periodically bomb border areas with Turkey, where armed opposition groups are based. As a result, artillery shells are fired to the Turkish territory from Syria almost every day, the Turkish army is returning the fire.