Netherlands to consider Turkey's Patriot missile request

AMSTERDAM Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:52am EST

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government said on Wednesday it was considering a request from Turkey to send NATO Patriot missiles to the border with Syria.

"The government will take the request into consideration and examine the desirability and possibility of a contribution. Allied solidarity will be an important consideration," the Dutch government said in a statement.

(Reporting by Sara Webb; Editing by Jon Boyle)