Turkey to soon request Patriots from NATO

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s foreign minister says his country will soon make a formal request to NATO for Patriot missiles to bolster anti-aircraft defenses along its border with Syria.Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters Tuesday that talks with Turkey’s allies on this possible deployment have reached the “final stage.”He said: “The formal negotiations will be concluded at the shortest time possible. They won’t last much longer.” Sponsored Stories Top Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday in Brussels that NATO would consider Turkey’s request as a matter of urgency. He said NATO has drawn up plans to defend Turkey.NATO installed anti-aircraft batteries in Turkey during the 1991 and 2003 Iraq wars. They were never used and later removed.Within the alliance, only the United States, Germany and the Netherlands have Patriots in their arsenals.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more