Saturday, May 07, 2005

Turkey to treat Arbil bombing victims in gesture to Iraqi Kurds

Turkey said Saturday that people wounded in a suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil earlier this week would be flown to Ankara for treatment, in a gesture of good will to the Iraqi Kurds with whom ties have often been stormy.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that 21 people who were injured in Thursday’s attack at a police recruitment center in Arbil were to be flown to Ankara later Saturday on a special plane dispatched by the Turkish government.

Ankara offered to treat the victims shortly after the bombing, which claimed at least 46 lives and left 71 people injured.

(Source: KurdishMedia)

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