Turkey unready to cope with missile threat in post-Patriot era

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Officials in Ankara have been jolted by the idea of a possible missile threat from Syria once Germany and the US pull their Patriot missile defense systems from Turkey early next year, depriving the NATO ally of formidable systems and […]

Spain: Patriots to remain in Turkey until NATO decides otherwise

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Spain‘s defense minister has said Patriot missile systems operated by Spanish soldiers in southern Turkey will remain there until NATO decides to remove them, a statement that seeks to eliminate confusion over the future of Spanish Patriots in Turkish territory. […]

Future of NATO Patriots in Turkey depends on threat assessment, NATO says

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A NATO official has said that the current mandate over the Patriot missile batteries that were deployed to Turkey to enhance the country’s air defense against the Syrian regime about three years ago runs until the end of this year […]

U.S. Says It Will Remove Patriot Missile Defense From Turkey In October


Two years after the United States deployed the Patriot missile defense system to Turkey, a NATO ally, the system will be withdrawn, the countries announced today. In a joint statement, Turkey and the U.S. said that the air-defense units would […]