Servicemen from Germany and the Netherlands arrived in Turkey at the same time with Patriot components. They will be accommodated at a Turkish military base.
In November Turkey requested NATO to provide it with Patriot missiles, allegedly to defend its air space against any Syrian attack. The NATO Council complied with Turkey’s request at the beginning of December.
Six Patriot systems will be deployed on the Syrian border. They will be ready for combat duty at the end of January.
Voice of Russia, RIA
The deployment of Patriots anti-aircraft systems on the Turkish-Syrian border jeopardizes security across the entire Middle East,Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in Moscow on Tuesday.
Iran strongly opposes the appearance of these systems in the explosive region, the Iranian diplomat said.
On December 4, NATO decided to deploy Patriots in Turkey allegedly to protect it from Syrian missile strikes.
Six Patriot systems will be sent to Turkey.
They are scheduled to become operational in January.
Voice of Russia, TASS