NATO puts missile shields in eastern Turkey.


It's a warning system. Just in case.

Not quite sure what to make of this – but it’s making the headlines in Iran and the Middle East, and Turkey’s neighbors do not seem all that happy.

From Press TV:

Turkish foreign minister has said a NATO radar system, to be established in eastern Turkey, will not be against Iran and Russia, Press TV reports.

Definitely, the system will not be used against Iran, Russia, or other countries,” Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.

In September, Ankara agreed to host NATO’s “early warning radar system” aimed at countering ballistic missile threats coming from outside Europe.

“It is not a missile shield; it is an early warning system. Had not we agreed to establish the system in Turkey, NATO would have established that in Bulgaria. Then only [Turkey’s] Marmara region could have been monitored,” Davutoglu said.

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