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Cablegate: Turkey Will Not Join International Whaling

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

UNCLAS ANKARA 001637

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR EUR/SE, OES/OA


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIS SENV TU IWC
SUBJECT: TURKEY WILL NOT JOIN INTERNATIONAL WHALING
COMMISSION


REF: SECSTATE 53006


In response to REF A, the GOT will not be joining the
International Whaling Commission, per Asli Oral, Head of
Environmental Department at MFA (3/13). Turkey has no
whaling activities and no whaling policy. If a whaling vote
is presented under another convention, GOT will formulate a
position at that time.


PEARSON

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