NATO completes deployment of Patriot systems in Turkey
NATO has completed the deployment of Patriot air-defence missile systems in Turkey, NATO spokesman told RIA Novosti on Monday.
"The deployment has been completed and all systems are activated," the agency's interlocutor said.
He said that on Friday the second of two batteries delivered from the U.S were put into service close to the city of Gaziantep in southern Turkey.
In late November 2012, Turkey formally requested air defence missile systems from the alliance. The U.S., Netherlands and Germany agreed to provide two missile systems each. NATO decided to install missiles on December 4.
Air-defence missile systems provided by Netherlands were installed close to province of Adana, German missiles around the city of Kahramanmaras.