NATO Support to Turkey

  • Last updated: 27 Jan. 2015 12:40

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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Spain joins Patriot missile defence mission in Turkey

Spain joins Patriot missile defence mission in Turkey

26 Jan. 2015

Spanish troops joined NATO’s Patriot anti-ballistic missile deployment in Adana, Turkey on Monday (26 January 2015), replacing a Dutch unit which had been stationed there since January 2013.

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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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