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Cablegate: Turkey Not yet a Party to the Iccat

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UNCLAS ANKARA 004656

SIPDIS


DEPT PASS NOAA FOR KIM BLANKENBECKER


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIS AORC PHSA SENV
SUBJECT: Turkey Not Yet a Party to the ICCAT


Ref: State 209478


In response to reftel demarche requesting support for
the U.S. candidate for Executive Secretary of the
International Commission for the Conservation of
Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Asli Oral, MFA Head of
Department for Environmental Affairs, told Econoff July
23 that Turkey is not yet a party to the ICCAT and will
thus not have a vote on this issue by July 31. The GOT
is an observer, and has applied to the ICCAT to become a
party, but the necessary domestic procedures are
unlikely to be completed before November 2003. Deutsch

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