Turkey places anti aircraft batteries to protect Syria
By Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies – May 13, 2010
Turkey has installed Anti-Aircraft Hawk Missiles at a village close to
the Syrian border in an attempt to prevent Israeli war jets from
violating Turkish Airspace in case of an attack against Iran or Syria.
A Turkish paper reported that Turkey will not allow Israel to use its
airspace to attack Iran, Syria or any other country, and will act
against any such violations.
The anti-aircraft batteries were installed in the village of Kayeel,
south of Turkey and located close to the Syrian border.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Turkish military official stated
that the batteries are meant to protect Turkey and its airspace
against any violations, including American or Israeli war jets should
Israel or the United States decide to attack Iran or Syria.
Installing the batteries is more of a message than a military act as
Turkey is not interested in any military combat but at the same time
will not allow its airspace to be used in attacking neighboring
countries, the official stated.