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Cablegate: Guidance On Iraq-Turkey Civair Agreement

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

240625Z Jun 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 004025

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


DEPT FOR EB/TRA/AN, NEA/GNA, EUR/SE


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR PREL TU IZ
SUBJECT: GUIDANCE ON IRAQ-TURKEY CIVAIR AGREEMENT


REF: A) ANKARA 3975 B) ANKARA 3777


1. Baghdad minimize considered.


2. This cable contains an action request in para 4.


3. As reported ref B, CENTAF has proposed a Letter of
Agreement (LOA) to govern air traffic control between Turkey
and Iraq. Embassy requested in reftels that the Department
provide instructions for transmitting a draft LOA to Turkish
authorities, and other steps as necessary to help conclude an
Iraq-Turkey civair agreement. We understand that the draft
LOA is currently undergoing a legal review by Department and
OCPA officials.


4. Post believes that conclusion of an Iraq-Turkey civair
agreement would be a success for our Iraq policy and help
move the process of normalization of ties between Turkey and
the new Iraq forward. We look forward to Department's
guidance on this issue as soon as possible.
PEARSON

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