“Recently, an American warship visited Aksaz (Turkish naval base). Such visits will continue. The destroyer USS Donald Cook and similar ships will reside in the east of the Mediterranean Sea to protect Turkey, their presence will be increased. ”- said Bilgich at a briefing.
Recently, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg stated that the alliance "is discussing the possibility of leaving Patriot air defense systems in Turkey for 2016 a year." However, no decision has yet been made.