ANKARA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- One of two Patriot missile systems from the Netherlands will be deployed at Incirlik Air Base of Turkey's southern Adana province within the next two weeks, local media reported Wednesday.
The Patriot systems, which will be deployed upon Turkey's request from NATO to protect its border from threats from neighboring Syria, will protect nearby population in Adana, Hurriyet Daily News said.
NATO members agreed to send six Patriot missile systems, two from Germany, two from the Netherlands and two from the United States, to its ally Turkey after shelling reportedly from Syrian army killed five Turkish citizens in October, 2012.
In June last year, Syria reportedly shot down a Turkish warplane in the Mediterranean Sea, killing two crew members.
Turkey and the three members of the alliance are having talks for drafting a memorandum of understanding that will outline responsibilities of the parties, including the costs of operating the systems.
Hundreds of German, Dutch and U.S. military personnel will be deployed in southern Turkey to operate the Patriot systems; and batteries will be deployed in Kahramanmaras, Adana and Gaziantep, respectively.
As the U.S. military personnel and equipment have arrived last week at the Incirlik Air Base, the German Patriot systems are expected to arrive in Turkey's Iskenderun port on Jan. 21, and the Dutch systems on Jan. 22 after a two-week sea voyage.