US troops arrive in Turkey for deployment of Patriot missiles

US troops arrive in Turkey for deployment of Patriot missiles

US soldiers arrived in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Thursday. (Photo: Today's Zaman, İlkay Göçmen)

January 03, 2013, Thursday/ 22:30:00

A group of US troops arrived in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Thursday to work on the deployment of Patriot air defense systems that Turkey had requested from NATO.

The US troops arrived in Gaziantep in a Turkish Airlines (THY) passenger jet and were taken to their hotel by Turkish security forces.

The 27-member US military group will survey the site where the system is to be installed in Gaziantep on Friday.

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