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Turkey sends Patriot request

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The information that Turkey sent a request to the United States about the possibility of deploying American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems on its territory, was confirmed by a representative of the US government.

According to him, a decision on this has not yet been made.

Earlier, Ankara’s head of defense, Hulusi Akar, said the United States could provide Turkey with Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.

At the same time, he noted that the Turkish side will continue to put on the alert the Russian S-400 systems.

On Thursday, February 20, Bloomberg reported that Turkey had turned to Washington with a request to deploy two Patriot batteries in the south of the country. Ankara needs this in order to restrain the actions of Russia and Damascus in the Syrian province of Idlib.

The US Embassy in Turkey declined to comment on this information.

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