Cablegate: Gul-Shalom October 5 Letter
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UNCLAS ANKARA 005807
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV PINS KPAL IS TU
SUBJECT: GUL-SHALOM OCTOBER 5 LETTER
1. (U) The Israeli Embassy in Ankara shared with us an
unclassified facsimile copy of a letter sent September 5 from
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul to Israeli Foreign
Minister Sylvan Shalom. In the letter, Gul expresses concern
-- the "formidable task" facing the Coalition in Iraq;
-- the "stalled" Middle East peace process;
-- recent terrorist attacks against Israel;
-- resumption of unilateral visits to the al-Haram ash-Sharif
Gul concludes the letter by saying that he looks forward to
visiting Israel "at an opportune moment soon."
2. (U) Embassy Ankara is transmitting an unclassified
facsimile copy of Gul's letter to the Turkey desk.