Germany began the withdrawal from Turkey of batteries of Patriot missile defence troops based there under NATO mission, personnel of about 250 soldiers, said on Wednesday, December 23, the news Agency UPI.
According to the German government, the mandate for the country’s participation in the mission of the Alliance will expire in January 2016.
In 2012, after several rocket attacks on Turkey from Syria Ankara turned to NATO with a request for placing on the territory of Turkey Patriot systems.
In response, Germany, USA and the Netherlands have deployed two missile complex. In 2014, the Dutch were replaced by the Spanish. Recently its Patriot batteries from Turkey brought US.