NATO Support to Turkey

  • Last updated: 15 Oct. 2014 11:56

Background

NATO support to Turkey : Background and timeline

NATO support to Turkey : Background and timeline

The Turkish Government has requested that NATO augment Turkey’s air defence capabilities to defend the population and territory of Turkey. On 4 December 2012, NATO Foreign Ministers agreed to this request.

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NATO Secretary General thanks Patriot crews protecting Turkey

NATO Secretary General thanks Patriot crews protecting Turkey

10 Oct. 2014

Visiting the Patriot deployment at Gaziantep, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked personnel from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, host nation Turkey and other Allies on Friday (10 October) for their contribution to reinforcing Turkey's air defence. “Your mission is more important than ever, and Allies remain committed to this vital mission,” the Secretary General said.

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General Breedlove thanks Spain for Patriot commitment

General Breedlove thanks Spain for Patriot commitment

18 Sep. 2014

MONS, Belgium 18 September 2014 — General Philip M. Breedlove (Supreme Allied Commander Europe) thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide Patriot missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment NATO’s defensive deployment in southern Turkey. The Alliance deployed six batteries in 2013 to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities to defend the population from ballistic missile threats emanating from the Syrian conflict.

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German, Dutch, Turkish and American officials from NATO in Brussels visit Patriot deployments

German, Dutch, Turkish and American officials from NATO in Brussels visit Patriot deployments

01 Mar. 2013 - 02 Mar. 2013

A multinational delegation from NATO Headquarters in Brussels, with senior officials from Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States, visited the three deployed Patriot sites in Turkey over the weekend to see first-hand how these Allied units are helping to reinforce Turkey’s air defences against the threat of Syrian ballistic missiles.

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