The World from Berlin Turkish Call for Help Puts Germany in a Tough Spot

Turkey wants its NATO partners to provide Patriot missiles after mortar rounds were fired onto its territory from Syria. The request has triggered a political row in Germany, with the opposition concerned  about being dragged into the Syrian conflict. Media commentators say Germany must help.
A Patriot missile being test-fired. Turkey has asked for the missile system from NATO to protect its border with Syria.

A Patriot missile being test-fired. Turkey has asked for the missile system from NATO to protect its border with Syria.

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-- David Crossland