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Germany, the United States and the Netherlands all deployed Patriots in early 2013 after Turkey asked its fellow NATO partners for help in protecting its territory amid an escalating civil war in Syria. The Dutch ended their mission earlier this year and were replaced by the Spanish.
Following a report in German news magazine Der Spiegel alleging that the German Armed Forces would be pulling out of Turkey when their current deployment ends at the beginning of 2016, officials from the German Ministry of Defense confirmed to news broadcaster Deutsche Welle that they would be withdrawing the troops when their parliamentary mandate expires on January 31st.
Washington would withdraw its Patriot missile batteries from the country in OctoberSo, the Netherlands has already ended their mission earlier this year- replaced by Spain
The US and Germany will remove missiles and partners by the end of 2015- No talk of replacement
Washington remains "committed to supporting Turkey's air defence capabilities, including against ballistic missile risks and threats... and its security and regional stability."
"It does not reflect a decision by the NATO Alliance to reduce support for Turkey's air defence," the official told AFP.
Washington does NOT remain committed to supporting Turkey via it's air defences
And this does indeed reflect a decision by the NATO alliance to reduce support for Turkey
h/t also to anonymous linkie person for the heads up regarding the missile news
Demonization/ perception management/identity politics of the same kind we saw used to attack Russia, rears it's ugly head this time against Turkey
The empire of fear..
This spin story coming hot on the heels of Erdogan's Palace: