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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-01-22

Dutch and German troops arrived in the Turkish port town of Iskenderun on Monday ahead of Patriot missile deployment along the Syrian border, as part of a NATO decision to support Turkey’s air defence against a missile threat from Syria.

The unloading of the Patriot missiles came as Ankara and NATO neared a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will clarify details such as the share of costs.

Some 300 vehicles, 100 containers and 400 soldiers are on standby for use in the event of a potential threat from Syria.

The missile defence systems could be operational in early February or sooner, NATO said last week.

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Date created : 2013-01-22

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