TURKEY, U.S. TRY TO AVERT TECHNOLOGY CRISIS
ATHENS [MENL] -- Turkey and the United States are trying to divert a clashover Washington's refusal to transfer sensitive defense technology as partof U.S. arms sales to Ankara. Officials said Ankara and Washington are engaged in a muted but intensedialogue over Turkey's request for components and technology that wouldallow it to produce subsystems for U.S. attack helicopters and airborneearly-warning aircraft. So far, the Pentagon has urged the Turkish militaryto buy all of the subsystems from U.S. defense contractors.