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Tower: US feels Turkey is on track for democracy

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The United States is satisfied with Turkey's progress toward reinstating civilian-controlled democracy, Sen. John Tower (R) if Texas said after meeting with Turkey's military head of state, Gen. Kenan Evren.

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman told a news conference he believed Congress would approve President Reagan's request for increased military and economic aid for Turkey, a NATO ally, in the 1983 fiscal year.

The increase, from $118 million to $818 million, would make Turkey the third-largest recipient of US aid after Israel and Egypt.


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