facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.S. giving Turkey 3 helicopters

Oct. 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The United States has agreed to supply three Super Cobra helicopters to replace those Turkey lost fighting Kurdish rebels, a U.S. diplomat says.

Francis Ricciardone, the U.S. ambassador to Ankara, announced the deal Friday, the TGRT news channel reported.

Also Friday, three people died in two attacks by Kurdish nationalists, Hurriyet Daily News said.

A suicide bomber who struck a police base in the southern province of Antalya died, while two officers were wounded. In Sirnak province in the southeast, two soldiers were killed and three were wounded in an ambush.

Authorities made a total of 26 arrests Thursday and Friday, 13 in Bitlis and 13 in Istanbul. Some of those arrested were leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault
2
Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos
3
Lobbyist Thomas 'Tommy' Boggs dies of heart attack
4
Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky' Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky'
5
World leaders pledge to use 'any means necessary' to defeat Islamic State World leaders pledge to use 'any means necessary' to defeat Islamic State
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback