NATO gives go-ahead to send missiles to Turkey

NATO gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to Turkey to protect it from any spill over of the civil war in neighbouring Syria, a NATO official said. Russia, Syria and Iran had criticised the request to the alliance. A NATO official said:

NATO has agreed to augment Turkey's air-defence capabilities by deploying Patriot missiles to Turkey.

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NATO to send missiles to Turkey

NATO has given the go-ahead to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey's border with Syria, an official has told news agency Reuters.