NATO: Patriots are for defense purposes

NATO Deputy Secretary General Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic said on the sidelines of the 19th International Antalya Conference on Security and Cooperation on December 15 that Patriot missile to be deployed in Turkey were not designed to protect NATO early warning radar facility in eastern Anatolia, and thus dismissed claims suggesting the anti-missile system will not target Syrian threats.

“Patriots have their own radars. They are for defense. Their single aim is to prevent any medium-range missiles from hitting Turkish land and preventing deaths or injuries,” Kitarovic said.

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