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Dutch succession in Turkey

A Patriot battery deployed on January 25 in Incirnik (Turkey) by the Dutch forces (credit: NL Ministry of Defence)

(BRUSSELS2) 115 soldiers left this morning (April 23) from Eindhoven air base for Adana, the Turkish city where Patriot defense systems are located, the Dutch command announced. It is not really a reinforcement but rather a relief after three months of presence of Dutch soldiers on site. General staff and support staff will be replaced next month. A total of 250 Dutch soldiers work in Patriot units deployed in Turkish towns in the south of the country near the border with Syria. Germany and the United States have also deployed units, intended to defend ally Turkey against possible Syrian attacks, within the framework of NATO agreements.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).