Germany expects Turkish request for NATO missiles soon
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany said it expected Turkey to formally request that NATO missiles be placed on its border with Syria soon, but stepped back from an earlier statement that the move was expected on Monday.
"The most important thing is not whether an official request comes today or in the coming days," German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere told a news conference on the sidelines of a meeting of European Union defense ministers in Brussels.
Arriving at the meeting earlier, he had said he expected Turkey to formally ask NATO for Patriot surface-to-air missiles on Monday.
- Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
- U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment |
- Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
- Wall St. finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades
- U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command