US to withdraw Patriot missiles from Turkey in October

Although Turkey is a NATO member it has lost the ability to politically affect Syria and possibly the rest of the Middle East given Iran has the lead in negotiating peace in the region.  Although NEC-SE believes that this will not be the norm in the region for the long run for now it will be a reality for Turkey given the Sunni States need to resolve their internal issues.

The article states: “A joint Turkish and US announcement said on Sunday that the NATO mandate for the deployment of missiles in Turkey will end in October and will not be renewed, but the air-defense systems could be returned to Turkey within a week in a case of emergency.”

“They will be redeployed to the US for critical modernization upgrades that will ensure the US missile defense force remains capable of countering evolving global threats and protecting Allies and partners, including Turkey,” the statement said.



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