NATO Patriots to Cost Turkey $8.5 mln Annually

RIA Novosti
Sunday 24th February, 2013

ANKARA, February 24 (RIA Novosti) – NATO’s patriot missile systems, requested by Turkey to protect it from a potential Syrian attack, are expected to cost Ankara 15 million liras ($8.5 million) annually, local media have reported citing the Turkish defense minister. Ismet Yilmaz made the statement late on Saturday after he and his German and Dutch counterparts visited both the Dutch and German Patriot sites in Adana and Kahramanmaras near the border with Syria. The visit comes after the final of six Patriot missile batteries deployed to Turkey was declared operational under NATO …

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