NATO: Turkey wants use of Patriot air defense missiles

Officials say Turkey has requested deployment of NATO's Patriot air…

Officials say Turkey has requested deployment of NATO’s Patriot air defense missiles over concerns about Syria’s civil war.

Turkish officials have become increasingly concerned about the civil war spilling over the border. A statement from the Turkish government said the request has been made in the “face of risks from the ongoing crisis in Syria.”

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday on Twitter that “allies will discuss this without delay.”

Source: Associated Press

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