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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.

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NATO: We stand in full solidarity with Turkey

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen addresses a news conference in Brussels in November Credit: Reuters

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO was prepared to stand "in full solidarity with Turkey." Speaking at a meeting of Foreign Ministers in Brussels he said:

" As you know the situation on NATO's south-eastern border is of great concern. Turkey has asked for Alliance support. And we stand in full solidarity with Turkey."

"I would expect NATO Allies to make a decision later today. I am confident we will demonstrate our determination to deter against any threats and defend our Ally. Because this is what our Alliance is all about."

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