U.S. Ambassador in Ankara Francis Ricciardone said on Friday, September 30, that the U.S will supply Turkey with three Super Cobra helicopters, Hurriyet Daily News reported citing TGRT news channel.
Turkey had been asking for Super Cobras to replace the helicopters it lost during its campaign against the PKK.
Meanwhile, one person died and two were wounded in an explosion in front of a gendarmerie garrison in the Göynük district of the southeastern province of Antalya on Friday afternoon. A suicide bomber who was carrying the bomb died and two officers were wounded. Another two troops died and three were wounded Friday in a terrorist ambush on the outskirts of the southeastern province of Şırnak while 26 people were taken into custody in Istanbul and Bitlis on terrorism-related charges.
An ensuing operation launched against PKK members in the area was widened in the early hours Friday, with commandos from a border gendarmerie command arriving on the scene with Sikorsky helicopters, while Cobra choppers and other land units also joined in the operation.