NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to deploy Patriot surface-to-[air]-missiles in Turkey in order to protect from any spillover from the civil war in neighboring Turkey.
We stand with Turkey in the spirit of strong solidarity and we stand ready to take the necessary steps for the defense of Turkey,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said after the decision.
The move could calm Turkey’s fears that it could come under missile attack – possibly with chemical weapons – from Syria.
“The NATO ministers unanimously expressed grave concern about reports that the Syrian regime may be considering the use of chemical weapons,” Rasmussen told a news conference. “Any such action would be completely unacceptable and a clear breach of international law.”
Source: NBC News