Three Dutch Patriot defence missile systems began their journey to Turkey on Monday, accompanied by some 300 soldiers.
The missiles are being taken to Eemshaven by road and will then be shipped to Turkey. They are due to arrive on January 22, Nos television said.
The Dutch missiles will form part of the Turkish border defences against potential rocket attacks from Syria.
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