Turkey Requests US Jets Patrol Near Idlib To Halt Russian Air Power
It’s not just Patriot anti-air defense missile systems that Turkey is requesting from Washington, apparently, in order to halt Russian air power over Idlib.
A bombshell report in Middle East Eye has cited Turkish defense officials who say Turkey’s government has asked the US to begin aerial patrols over southern Turkey along the border with Syria’s Idlib province.
This latest report comes on the heels of the Patriot missile request being confirmed, a major unexpected flip vis-à-vis the prior pivot to Moscow which saw the controversial transferal of the Russian S-400 systems.
F-22 Raptor file image via Reuters.
Ankara is also trying to get NATO more involved militarily after Erdogan has vowed to prevent pro-Assad forces from retaking Ildib, also amid a humanitarian crisis which could see a surge of some one million…