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Turkey Now Wants American Patriot Missiles On Its Border With Syria

A Spanish patriot surface-to-air missile launcher in Turkey. Anadolu Agency

Ahval: Turkey's defence minister says U.S. could deploy Patriots to Syrian border

Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said during a televised interview on Thursday the United States could deploy U.S.-made Patriot batteries on its southern border to provide protection.

The United States could support Turkey militarily amid escalated tensions in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib by deploying Patriot batteries on its border, Akar said. "The United States may have Patriot support," he said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan last week said Turkey plans striking Russian-backed Syrian forces by air in Idlib.

Citing a senior Turkish official, Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Turkey had asked the United States to deploy two U.S.-made Patriot batteries on Syria border.

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Update #1: Turkish minister says U.S. may send Patriot systems to Turkey to use in Syria's Idlib -- Reuters
Update #2: Turkey Asks America To Send Patriot Missiles To Its Border As Its Troops Die In Syria Airstrikes (Warzone/The Drive)

WNU Editor: Turkey also wants help from NATO .... Turkey informs NATO of Idlib operation, asks for enforcement of no fly zone (Ahval). But NATO is saying no .... NATO has no plans to support Turkey in Syria (Middle East Monitor).

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