US to Sell 3 Attack Helicopters to Turkey

Turkey will buy three of the Super Cobra Helicopters

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg)—Turkey will purchase three Super Cobra military helicopters from the U.S. in a deal worth $111 million, the Star newspaper reported.

The attack helicopters manufactured by Helicopter Textron Inc. will be used to combat the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, starting as soon as June, according to the Istanbul-based newspaper.

The U.S. Congress approved the sale amid pressure from Armenian and pro-Israel lobbies to block arms sales to Turkey following an earlier decision to station unmanned Predator aircraft at an American base in Incirlik, in the country’s south, the Star said.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked U.S. President Barack Obama during a Sept. 20 meeting in New York to use Predators and share intelligence to track the PKK. Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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  1. Onnik K. said:

    How marvelous! Now the corrupt American government is replacing the barbaric Turkish yataghan with more sophisticated and civilized weapons in the form of Super Cobra Helicopters in order that their friends the bashibozuk Turks massacre more innocent people and freedom fighters in a more efficient manner and at a shorter time.

    This country (United States) still has the audacity to brag to be a promoter of human rights and democracy. What a farce!

  2. Robert Klein said:

    I guess the State Department thinks that it is ok for the Turks to kill as many Kurds as they want but that Saddam Hussein was punished for doing the same. A very disgusting nauseating double standard in the State Department.

  3. zohrab said:

    turkeyasked for lollies usa gave some turkey is its baby.but kurds are watcging

  4. Kevork said:

    Apparently committing atrocities which mimic genocidal acts in the 21st century is quite legal and alive, compliments of the “civilized west” in collaboration with Turkey.

    It’s quite easy, all you need to do is:
    1. Label a group of people “terrorists”.
    2. Kill those “terrorists” at will with advanced weaponry without questions, killing innocent civilians in the process.
    3. Spread your BS all over the media you control to convince the sheep population that you are doing something “legal”.

    Of course our “friends” the “civilized countries” like to conveniently “forget” how their beloved Turkey was and is the biggest terrorist of all, which murdered three nations (Armenian Greek, Assyrian) in order to exist as a “Turkey for the Turkish People” – more than 2 million people as a matter of fact.

    All I can say is, the PKK should work very hard to down those helicopters, since obviously a terrorist is a matter of opinion.

    When the modern-day Turkish government attacked a sovereign Cyprus in 1974, I guess that was not terrorism either – next when it imported thousands of mainland Turks into the area it attacked is apparently also legal in the eyes of the world, as nothing has been done about it yet.

    The real terrorist Turkey has managed to convince the world that the people it is massacring are terrorists – what a joke!

  5. bigmoustache said:

    i think the kurds could use an ally (country) with a military, armenia should step in

  6. Hayasdan said:

    The U.S. has turned into such a weak and pathetic country. It’s quite disgusting to watch a country like the U.S. bowing to Turkey time and time again, especially after the way Turkey has been treating the U.S. and its allies. Lesson of the day…treat the U.S. and her allies like crap and you’ll be rewarded with sophisticated weaponry!!! Thanks again America you never seem to miss an opportunity in letting down Armenia and its diaspora.

  7. sam said:

    with a new middle east ti is very obvious that turkie became the valet of the state department ready to do whatever been asked to do.intimidating as a friend to arabs and muslims against israel and directly getting involved to so called arab revolution in order to control the newly elected (democraticley governments) in the name of modern islam hopping that all the region will fall under their control just like they did 400 years ago.and big papa obama is ready to rewards them with his best available gifts

  8. Stephen T. Dulgarian said:

    Shame on the U.S. for selling the Cobra Hellicopters to Turkey to use against the Kurds. Since when do they think the Kurds are a Terrorist Organization when the Turks don’t allow them any rights such as their own schools to teach their own language. Dosent the U.S. relize that one third of Turkey’s population is Kurdish. The Turks have killed over 50,000 Kurds in the past 15 years or so and no nation has responded to these killings just as the U.S. denies the Armenian Genocide perpertrated by Turkey in 1915-1923 whereby two million Armenians were massacred & another million either fled to other nations or were Moslemized by the Turks. The U.S. must wake up to the truth of what the Turk has done to civilization over the centuries by her Seljuk, Mongol, & Ottoman Turks whom came from Mongolia and caused massacre after massacre by the millions along with forced Moslemation. Armenians also must wake up & get involved before it gets to late.

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