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US Releases $1.2Bn For Turkey's Gulf War Defense Fund

The US and Turkey signed an agreement on 3 October permitting the releaseto Turkey of $1.2bn for the Gulf War Defense Fund, according to a DefenseMinistry official in Ankara. The Fund was established in 1991 as part of aneffort by the US to fund Turkey in recognition of its support for the US-ledcoalition against Iraq during the Gulf war. US President Bill Clinton hadalready agreed to free the funds...