NATO: First Patriot missiles to be ready in Turkey at weekend

January 23, 2013 15:37

BRUSSELS,  - The first Patriot missile batteries being sent by NATO countries to defend Turkey from possible attack from Syria are expected to be in place and ready for use this weekend, a senior NATO officer said on Wednesday.

The US, Germany and the Netherlands are sending Patriot anti-missile systems after Ankara asked NATO for help to beef up its air defenses.

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