European missile defense in Turkey aimed at protecting Israel
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.8 / Trend /
System of the European missile defense placed in Malatya is aimed at protecting Israel from attack, Haber Turk TV Channel quoted leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party Kemal Kılıcdaroglu as saying on Wednesday.
Decision on placement of the European defense system elements in Turkey was made at the NATO summit in Lisbon last year. Turkey has been supporting work on implementation of this initiative from the very beginning.
Agreement on placement of the European missile defense radar at Kurecik military base was signed by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu and US ambassador in Ankara in September, 2011.
Turkey's officials have repeatedly said the European missile defense is not aimed against any country.
Official Tehran has repeatedly expressed its concern over this decision to Ankara.