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Cablegate: Negotiating the Exbs Mou: Mfa Suggests Washington

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

UNCLAS ANKARA 003706

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


NP/ECC FOR KATHERINE CROUCH


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KSTC PARM PREL TU
SUBJECT: NEGOTIATING THE EXBS MOU: MFA SUGGESTS WASHINGTON
TEAM COME TO ANKARA IN LATE JULY/EARLY AUGUST

REF: SECSTATE 144515


1.(U) Action request at paragraph 5.


2.(SBU) On June 6, Polmiloff met with Aykut Kumbaroglu (2nd
Secretary in the MFA's Disarmament Department) to discuss

SIPDIS
activities with the GOT within the Export Control and Border
Security Assistance Program (EXBS). Kumbaroglu said that late
July or early August would be the best time for the GOT to
receive a Washington team to negotiate the MOU related to
EXBS activities with Turkey. In addition, Kumbaroglu
requested that Washington provide any proposals for
compromise MOU language prior to the team's arrival in Turkey.


3.(U) Polmiloff also passed the EXBS program plan for Turkey
(reftel) to Kumbaroglu and asked for the GOT's feedback on
it. Polmiloff stressed, however, that none of the activities
outlined in the plan can be implemented prior to conclusion
of the MOU.


4.(U) Embassy Ankara will provide suggestions for use of FY
2004 EXBS funding for Turkey septel.


5.(SBU) ACTION REQUEST: That Department propose two optional
timeframes for the team negotiating the MOU to come to
Turkey.
PEARSON

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