Saturday, November 24, 2012

Turkey's Patriot Deployment Request 'a provocation'

Turkey's request to NATO for Patriot missiles is 'a new act of provocation', Syrian state television has quoted a foreign ministry official as saying.

Patriot SAM System

Turkey turned to its NATO partners earlier this week to request the deployment of surface-to-air Patriot missiles to protect its troubled border with Syria.

In its first reaction to Turkey's request on Friday, the Syrian foreign ministry accused Ankara of causing 'tension and destruction'.


The Syrian government has long accused Turkey of harbouring, financing and arming rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

[ via Sky News ]
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