A man walks on snow passing by trees of which the branches got frozen Bitlis province of Turkey on December 22, 2015.
TECHNOLOGY, TURKEY2011 08 17
First Turkish built helicopter takes test flight
The first national attack helicopter of Turkey, developed as part of the ATAK Program, has successfully taken a test flight on Wednesday.
The first flight of T129 “P6” prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) facilities in Ankara.
Two TAI test pilots took off on the T129 early in the morning and flown for 90 minutes, passing all necessary tests.
Wednesday’s first flight of the P6 prototype marks an important milestone in the ATAK Program and is the first of three T129 prototypes which are being assembled in Turkey.
The ATAK Program was initiated with the aim to meet the Attack/Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter requirements of the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLF) by the integration of high-tech avionic equipment, hardware and software which will be developed in Turkey.
Two women take selfies inside a snow globe during the introduction of "Erzurum Winterfest" at Genclik Park in Ankara, Turkey on December 16, 2015.
Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar lays red carnations at Ataturk's mausoleum, Anitkabir in Ankara, Turkey on December 15, 2015.
A view of the Muradiye Falls frozen over due to the extreme cold weather, in Van, Turkey on December 15, 2015.
Following the release of Kurdish translation of the Quran, Kurds are now calling for printing Kurdish Tafsir by the state religious affairs body.
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