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Cablegate: Exchange of Notes On Cfe Entitlements Transfer Mou

VZCZCXYZ0000
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #0755 0930751
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 030751Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1553
INFO RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS PRIORITY 7942
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 0248
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//USDP:PDUSDP/ISA:EUR/ISA:NESA/DSCA// PRIORITY
RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 5590
RHMFIUU/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE PRIORITY

UNCLAS ANKARA 000755

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/SE AND EUR/RPM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCFE NATO PARM PREL TU
SUBJECT: EXCHANGE OF NOTES ON CFE ENTITLEMENTS TRANSFER MOU
COMPLETED

REF: A. STATE 40955

B. STATE 10667
C. STATE 37715
D. ANKARA 0723
E. ANKARA 0681
F. NARDI/BERNATH E-MAILS

1. (SBU) The Turkish Foreign Ministry and embassy exchanged
diplomatic notes in Ankara on March 30 to formalize the
transfer of Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) Treaty equipment
entitlements based on the memorandum of understanding text in
ref b as modified in ref c. Turkish note was e-mailed to
Larry Schultz (VCI/CCA) and Joe Bernath (EUR/RPM). The MOU
provides for Turkey to transfer to the U.S. 35 tank and 20
armored combat vehicle entitlements.

2. (SBU) We expressed our appreciation to MFA Arms Control
DDG Ahmet Muhtar Gun, whose personal intervention and
persistence in overcoming bureaucratic obstacles have been
key to success in finalizing these transfers.

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

WILSON

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