Kürecik Radar Base: Where, What ZamAn and By Whom Was It Founded?
Kürecik Radar Base has recently been on the agenda of non-governmental organizations protesting against Israel's attacks on Gaza. This US military facility in Malatya was established in 2012 as a part of NATO's ballistic missile defense system. So, where is Kürecik Radar Base, what is it? zamAn and by whom was it founded? In this article, we will tell you the history and function of Kürecik Radar Base.
Where is Kürecik Radar Base?
Kürecik Radar Base is located in the Kürecik township of Akçadağ district of Malatya. The base is on the upper left side of the hill where the Karahan gap is located while heading towards Malatya. Its altitude is 1800 meters. The base was built on the site of a former radar base established in the 1960s for surveillance of Soviet Union airspace.
What is Kürecik Radar Base? ZamEstablished the moment?
Kürecik Radar Base was established by NATO in 2012 to be used as an early warning radar, which forms an element of the ballistic missile defense system. This decision was taken at the NATO Lisbon Summit held in November 2010. Turkey, as a NATO member state, approved the establishment of an early warning radar system on its territory, but insisted that all information collected at the radar station be used by NATO member states. After signing an agreement on definitive terms in September 2011, Turkish and US officials identified a suitable location near the Kürecik subdistrict of Malatya's Akçadağ district.
By Whom Was Kürecik Radar Base Established?
Kürecik Radar Base was established by NATO on the initiative of the USA. The base is operated by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Europe. Approximately 50 US military personnel work at the base. Türkiye, on the other hand, only has security guards at the base. The base is a key component of NATO's ballistic missile defense system. The radar station works to detect possible missile attacks from the Middle East and provide early warning to NATO allies.