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Making of … Active Fence Turkey, 2014

January 2, 2015

DSCF5191 (Large)As a photographer at NATO, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Transall-Flight from Wunstorf Air Base, Germany to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

NATO support to Turkey. The Turkish Government has requested that NATO augment Turkey’s air defence capabilities to defend the population and territory of Turkey.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThree NATO Allies have agreed to provide two Patriot missiles batteries each to augment Turkey’s air defences – Germany, the Netherlands and the United States. The locations where the batteries will be deployed were decided jointly with Turkey as the host nation and in close coordination with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, following a military assessment by the Allies involved and NATO’s Military Authorities. Germany will deploy its batteries to Kahramanmaras, the Netherlands to Adana, and the United States to Gaziantep.

The Alliance’s actions are purely defensive. They show solidarity with an Alliance member with security concerns. These defensive actions aim to contribute to a de-escalation of the crisis along the Alliance’s border.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAPhotos: Enric Boixadós (1), Sabine Ludwig (7)

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