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 NATO to strengthen Turkey's air defense by German reconnaissance aircraft

The German Military are preparing to send several Airborne Early Warning and Control planes (AWACS) in support of NATO member state Turkey, bordering Syria.

Germany 's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense informed the Bundestag, Censor.NET reports citing DW

The planes are to be moved from the German Geilenkirchen base to the central Turkish city of Konya. Germany is expected to provide 30 percent of all personnel.

It is still unclear how many German soldiers would be affected by the move.

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The Bundestag was not required to sign off the operation as this was not part of a combat mission. It specified that the self-declared "Islamic State" (IS) did not have any known air defenses of its own and that there were no indications that other parties involved in the conflict, such as Syria and Russia, would use their air force against NATO member Turkey.


 
 
 
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