BRUSSELS Nov 21 Turkey has asked NATO to deploy
Patriot missiles on its territory, the alliance said on
Wednesday, to help it defend itself against any Syrian attacks.
"Such a deployment would augment Turkey's air defence
capabilities to defend the population and territory of Turkey,"
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a
statement. "It would contribute to the de-escalation of the
crisis along NATO's south-eastern border."
Rasmussen said the alliance would discuss the request