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U.S. to Reward Turks for Support

<i> Associated Press</i>

President Bush plans to reward Turkey for its support in the Persian Gulf crisis by transferring $82 million worth of ammunition and military equipment from U.S. stocks, Administration and congressional sources said Wednesday.

The gesture is at least the third such direct financial reward to allies in the region opposing Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait. Bush forgave nearly $7 billion in military debts owed by Egypt. And he gave $43 million to Israel to help equip that ally with advanced Patriot missiles.


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