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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TU
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-1001353

REF: STATE 118167

1. (SBU) We met with ASELSAN Purchasing Manager Mehmet Ali
Akcoray on September 5 to discuss reftel Blue Lantern case.
Akcoray confirmed that ASELSAN received the shipment of two
quartz dual axis rate sensors on September 21, 2006, and
stated that the reftel items are periodically being used in
research and development of components that are being
designed for an indigenous tank program. Noting that the
parts are currently stored at the on-site warehouse, Akcoray
offered to escort us to the warehouse for a physical
inspection of reftel items. He reassured us that the items
will not be re-exported or re-transferred.

2. (SBU) Based on the meeting with Akcoray, the documentary
evidence he provided, and ASELSAN's reputation as a major
military technology research and manufacturing company with
strong ties to the Turkish military, ASELSAN appears to be
using the reftel items properly.

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

WILSON

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