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LIBYA MILITARY OPERATION -Turkey's Izmir confirmed as command-and-control center of NATO air operations.

BRUSSELS, Mar 25, 2011 (TUR) -- Command-and-control center of NATO's aerial mission on Libya no-fly zone will be a located at a NATO base in Izmir, a province in western Turkey, NATO officials said on Friday.

However, it is not clear who to command the NATO force; it can be a Turk, an American or someone else from another NATO country, NATO spokesman Col. Geoffrey Booth told a press conference in Brussels.

NATO's naval mission that enforces the arms embargo on Libya, and air operations to be carried out by NATO base in Izmir will be both overseen by the Allied Joint Forces Command in Naples, Italy.

NATO base in Izmir will need two days for preparations after it takes the operational command, NATO officials said.

Enforcement of no-fly zone over Libya requires dozens, "not hundreds", of warplanes and minimum three AWACS early-warning surveillance aircraft, Col. Booth said.

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Publication:Anadolu (Eskisehir, Turkey)
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Date:Mar 25, 2011
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