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Cablegate: Follow On to Turkish Aid Delegation Plans For

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201448Z Aug 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 005325

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


STATE FOR EUR/SE, NEA
NSC FOR BRYZA


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL TU IZ
SUBJECT: FOLLOW ON TO TURKISH AID DELEGATION PLANS FOR
TRAVEL TO IRAQ


REF: ANKARA 05271


(U) Baghdad minimize considered


1. (SBU) In two August 20 diplomatic notes, the MFA advised
that the aid delegation discussed in reftel will delay its
travel to Iraq by one day, until August 22. The notes also
provided updated information re delegation members.


2. (SBU) Action request: Embassy appreciates Department and
CPA efforts to support this visit, and requests that units
along the route be informed of the delegation's revised
travel schedule.


3. (U) BEGIN TEXT OF FIRST DIPLOMATIC NOTE:


URGENT


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America in Ankara and with reference to the Ministry's
Note Nr. UKGY/339132 dated August 18, 2003 has the honour to
inform that, Mr. Gokhan Sunal, journalist at the Turkish
Radio and Television (TRT) Corporation, who was included in
the list of delegation which will visit Iraq on August 21,
2003, has been replaced by Mr. Ersoy Kof, journalist at the
TRT. His ID particulars are indicated herebelow.


Name: Ersoy Kof
Place and date of birth: Kdz. Eregli, May 7, 1975
Passport Nr: TR-M 049485


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 in Ankara the assurances of its
highest consideration.


END TEXT OF FIRST DIPLOMATIC NOTE


4. (U) BEGIN TEXT OF SECOND DIPLOMATIC NOTE:


URGENT


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America in Ankara and with reference to the Ministry's
Note Nr. UKGY/339132 dated August 18, 2003 has the honour to
inform it of the following:


1-The Turkish delegation which is planned to visit Iraq on
the context of the Project for the construction of two
hospitals in this country by Turkey, is going to depart Habur
Border Gate, Turkey for Iraq on August 22, 2204, Friday
morning.


2-Mr. Ahmet Aslanpinar, advisor to the members of the
Parliament has also been included in the delegation list.
His ID particulars are as follows:


Name: Ahmet Aslanpinar, Advisor
Place and Date of Birth: Sivas, February 14, 1978
Passport Nr.: TR-N 887612


3-ID particulars of Mr. Turhas Comez, member of the
Parliament is also indicated herebelow.


Name: Turhan Comez
Place and Date of Birth: Bandirma, October 22, 1965
Passport Nr.: TR-Z 018247


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 in Ankara the assurances of its
highest consideration.


Ankara, 20 August 2003


END TEXT OF SECOND DIPLOMATIC NOTE
EDELMAN

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