400 German soldiers will help Turkey with the patriots

The deployment of Patriot systems along Turkey’s border with Syria will probably take place in early 2013, as technical work to determine the number of batteries and sites continues, local Hurriyet Daily News reported Thursday, APA reports quoting Xinhua. “It’s hard to give a precise date for the deployment of the Patriots.

Russia opposes NATO missile deployment on Turkey-Syria border

Russia opposes the possible deployment by NATO of Patriot missiles near Turkey’s border with Syria, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. “This would not foster stability in the region,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said of Turkey’s request for deployment to the Western military alliance.