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Cablegate: Tobacco Control Demarche Response: Turkey Still

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UNCLAS ANKARA 003014

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


FOR IO/T, EUR/SE


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PREL TU
SUBJECT: TOBACCO CONTROL DEMARCHE RESPONSE: TURKEY STILL
FORMULATING POSTION

REF: SECSTATE 106632


MFA International Organizations Cam Oguz advised (5/4) that
Turkey is unlikely to develop a position on the "no
reservation" clause of the Framework Convention on Tobacco
Control prior to the World Health Assembly meeting. However,
U/S FT DDG Agreements Husnu Dilemre said that under the
customs union with the EU, the GOT is obligated to toe the EU
line and support the inclusion of the clause. In the
unlikely event that the EU position changes, Turkey would
probably join the EU consensus, he said. The lead agency on
the convention, the Ministry of Health, received demarche
materials on 5/2, but has not developed a position.


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