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Cablegate: Terrorist Finance: Turkey Update

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ANKARA 000816

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


STATE FOR EB/ESC/ESP (GLASS), S/CT, IO/PHO, EUR/SE
TREASURY FOR GENERAL COUNSEL (AUFHAUSER), TASK FORCE ON
TERRORIST FINANCING, TREASURY/OFAC (NEWCOMB)


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC EFIN CVIS PTER TU
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: TURKEY UPDATE


REF: A. A. STATE 20085
B. B. STATE 22341
C. C. STATE 20908
D. D. STATE 20807


Sensitive but Unclassified. Not for Internet Distribution.


1. (SBU) On January 30, we met with Turkish MFA coordinator
for anti-terrorist financing Hakan Okcal to brief him on the
following recent UN and U.S. designations:


Stichting Benevolence International Nederland (a.k.a.
Benevolence International Nederland);


Nabil Abdul Salam Sayadi and Patricia Vinck, from the Belgian
branch of the Global Relief Foundation/Foundation Secours
Mondial (GRF/FSM);


Nurjaman Riduan Isamuddin (a.k.a. Hambali) and Mohammad Iqbal
Abdurrahman (a.k.a. Abu Jibril), from the terrorist
organization Jemaah Islamiyah.


2. (SBU) Okcal stated that he would disseminate these
notifications to the appropriate Turkish agencies. GOT
authorities would investigate and act to seize any assets
related to these individuals and groups. The MFA would
include these names in a future Council of Ministers decree
on terrorist finance organizations. The last decree was
passed in late 2002. Okcal did not foresee any problems
having these names included in the next decree.


3. (SBU) We also discussed the text of UNSCR 1452, which
allows for certain exceptions to the asset freeze provisions
of Security Council resolutions 1267 and 1390. Okcal said he
was aware of the recent resolution and has already
communicated this with the appropriate agencies. He said
that he would notify us if the GOT makes any changes under
the new resolution.
PEARSON

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