NATO: It was Turkey which offered to host radars
Hürriyet photoAnkara offered to host an early warning radar system to be placed on its soil, NATO Secretary General Ander Fogh Rasmussen said today during an interview with broadcaster NTV in Brussels.
Turkey had drawn Iran and Russia's ire by agreeing to host a NATO radar system in the eastern province of Malatya.
Rasmussen said Turkey offered to have the radar system built on its soil, and the installation of the radar base in Turkey stood as an example of solidarity among NATO members.
The NATO chief said an alliance base in İzmir on Turkey's Aegean coast would be turned into a NATO Land Forces Headquarters "which will prove to be an important base both for Turkey and NATO."