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Cablegate: Turkey Open to Partnership for Democratic

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #0615 0780833
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 190833Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1364
INFO RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 5363

UNCLAS ANKARA 000615

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

PARIS PASS TO USOECD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID OECD KDEM TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY OPEN TO PARTNERSHIP FOR DEMOCRATIC
GOVERNANCE

REF: STATE 28310

1. (SBU) We have provided reftel's non-paper to several
different offices at the Turkish MFA, particularly those
involved in the recent Policy Planning Talks: the Americas
desk,
their Policy Planning shop and the Office of Multilateral
Economic Affairs. S/P Krasner raised the PDG in his February
22
meetings here, with excellent resonance, and we understand he
has
also raised the issue with the Turkish Embassy in Washington.

2. (SBU) With the Office of Multilateral Economic Affairs,
which has responsibility for OECD issues, we urged Turkish
support, including financial, for the PDG and in particular
asked for their support at the March 20 Council Meeting.
Though our Turkish counterpart said they do not yet have a
definite position, she said Turkey would give positive
consideration to our proposal.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

WILSON

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