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Cablegate: Third Country Transfer: Got Request to Sell 23

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261332Z Jun 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 004098

SIPDIS


STATE FOR PM/RSAT (SARA HORNER)


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR TU
SUBJECT: THIRD COUNTRY TRANSFER: GOT REQUEST TO SELL 23
US-ORIGIN H-300 HELICOPTERS


REF: 02 ANKARA 8942


1. This is an action request. See para 4.


2. The Embassy recently received a diplomatic note from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting USG approval to sell
US-origin H-300 helicopters to "Air Consult" located in
Kurttepe, Adana. This the second diplomatic note we have
received from the MFA regarding this request. The first one
was received in December 2002 (reftel).


3. Begin text of MFA note No: 2003/ALGY/252942:


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America and with reference to the Ministry's note number
2002/ALGY/429026, dated November 8, 2002, has the honor to
request information regarding the outcome of the request for
assistance to obtain the US Government's approval for the
sale of 23 US-origin H-300 helicopters to "Air Consult,"
located in Kurttepe, Adana.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of
the United States of America the assurances of its highest
consideration.


Ankara, June 20, 2003.


end text.


4. Action request: Embassy asks that the Department, in
coordination with other appropriate agencies, review the
GOT's request and inform the Embassy of its decision as soon
as possible.
PEARSON

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