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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Pre-License End Use Check On

VZCZCXYZ0003
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1824 1991012
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181012Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3008
INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHAK/USDAO ANKARA TU PRIORITY
RUEUITH/ODC ANKARA TU PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS ANKARA 001824

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EG ETTC KOMC TU
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN PRE-LICENSE END USE CHECK ON
APPLICATION 05-050047111

REF: STATE 93521

1. (SBU) Per reftel request, we spoke with Mechanical and
Chemical Industries Corporation (MKEK) procurement department
July 16 and 17 in order to obtain a contact within the
Turkish Ministry of Defense (MOD), the end user listed for
license number 05-050047111. MKEK representatives informed
us that the firm had canceled the order for 5,000 kilograms
of Aluminum Powder valued at 28,900 USD (MIL-DTL-512B, Grade
F, Type III, Class 6).

2. (SBU) The MKEK procurement department, whose
representatives were courteous and willing to answer our
questions, verified the details of the order, as well as the
fact that "end user" and "non-transfer and use" certificates
had been completed. A company representative explained that
they had expected the order to arrive from foreign
intermediate consignee Trus International, but that this
second firm had taken too much time in delivering the powder.

3. (SBU) MKEK is an independent company that operates under
the guidance of the Turkish MOD. Because of extensive delays
on the part of Trus International, and because of MKEK's need
to fulfill a contract with the MOD, MKEK canceled the order,
and has since engaged an Indian firm. MKEK representatives
also noted that the chemical composition of the powder in the
original order was found to be inappropriate.

4. (SBU) As the foreign consignee canceled the order in
question, we did not carry out the pre-license end use check
for this Blue Lantern request.

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

WILSON

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