22 January 2013
NATO Patriot missiles arriving in Turkey
NATO Patriot missiles began arriving at the Turkish border with Syria on 21 January 2013. The missiles are intended to protect Turkey from a potential Syrian attack. Turkey had formally requested protection from NATO last November. Six missile batteries are provided by Germany, the Netherlands and the US, which are amongst the few NATO members in possession of these advanced air protection systems.
Source: Reuters | NATO Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey to counter Syria risks