Dutch house of representatives approves sending Patriots to Turkey
House of Representatives of the Netherlands approved sending Patriot systems to Turkey.

Ruling coalition parties People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and Labour Party (PvdA) as well as opposition parties Democrats 66 (D66), Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), Christian Union (CU), Green Left (GL) and Reformed Political Party (SGP) voted for deploying Patriots, while Party for Freedom (PVV) and Socialist Party (SP) voted against it.
The Netherlands will send two Patriots and at most 360 military personnel to Turkey on January 8.
Dutch military mission will stay in Turkey for a year.
The Dutch government earlier approved deploying Patriot systems to Turkey, in accordance with a NATO decision to support its member's request for air-defense assistance against Syrian ballistic missile strikes.

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