German army chief visits Patriot unit in southern Turkey
The Patriot missile batteries had been deployed in southern Turkish city of Kahramanmaras to deter any threat from Syria.
German Chief of Staff Volker Wieker visited on Thursday Patriot Unit in southern Turkish city of Kahramanmaras, meeting with German troops.
Wieker accompanied by high-ranking Turkish army officials inspected Gazi military post and got information from German Colonel Bernd Stockmann.
German army chief celebrated Turkish soldiers' Eid al-Adha, religious festival across Muslim world and then left the city.
The Patriot missile batteries had been deployed to deter any threat to Turkish territory from Syria.
Germany stationed patriot missiles in Kahramanmaras, the United States in Gaziantep and the Netherlands in Adana.(AA)