NATO chief welcomes Italy’s deployment of missile defense system in Turkey

June 14, 2016

The Daily Sabah:

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday welcomed Italy’s announcement on deploying its SAMP/T missile defense system in Turkey, while underscoring that it would contribute to ensuring security in ally Turkey.

In his briefing to the media just before NATO defense ministers’ meeting at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels Tuesday, NATO Secretary- General Jens Stoltenberg said: “I welcome that Italy is going to deploy SAMP/T missile defense system to Turkey.”

He said NATO had already taken several different measures for Turkey’s safety, especially since the country remains surrounded by violence-hit countries such as Iraq and Syria.

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