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Cablegate: Turkey Pressing for Ratification of Montreal

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RR RUEHMT
DE RUEHAK #1807 2910425
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 170425Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7704
INFO RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL 0058

UNCLAS ANKARA 001807

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

MONTREAL PASS TO USICAO
EEB/TRA/OTP FOR BJSILER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON ICAO TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY PRESSING FOR RATIFICATION OF MONTREAL
CONVENTION

REF: SECSTATE 109135

1. (SBU) We delivered reftel demarche on October 16 to
Basat Ozturk, DDG for Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs at
MFA. Ozturk said the GOT strongly supports the ratification
of the Montreal Convention and pressed earlier this year to
make it a legislative priority. The ratification legislation
was adopted by the two relevant parliamentary committees in
the last parliamentary session, but the General Assembly did
not vote on it before the session ended. While unpassed
legislation normally has to start the process in committee
again in the new parliamentary session, Ozturk was hopeful
they can find a procedure to have the ratifcation legislaton
brought directly to a general assembly vote, given that both
committees previously approved it..

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Turk ey

WILSON

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