30 Jul '15, 2pm

#NATO split: Germany wants to withdraw #Patriot missiles from Turkey #military

#NATO split: Germany wants to withdraw #Patriot missiles from Turkey #military

The expert believes that Germany and Turkey have less and less in common due to attacks of the Turkish forces against the Kurds in northern Iraq. © AFP 2015/ KIM JAE-HWAN US to Sell $5.4Bln Worth of Patriot Missile Upgrade to Saudi Arabia This signifies the first split inside NATO, which earlier decided to lend military support for its member, Turkey, the German newspaper wrote. Taking into account activities of the Turkish forces against Kurds in northern Iraq, Florian Hahn called for withdrawal of the German soldiers from Turkey. He also said that NATO Patriot air defense systems are no longer necessary for the protection of Turkey and their deployment has been serving as a "symbolic sign of our allegiance." "Given the current developments, we need to thoroughly rethink this deployment," the expert said. The Bundeswehr has stationed one of its Patriot defense systems abo...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150730/1025215805.html

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