Cablegate: Turkish Mfa Requests Facilitation for Red Crescent
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UNCLAS ANKARA 006540
STATE FOR EUR/SE AND NEA/NGA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ OTRA PHUM PREL TU
SUBJECT: TURKISH MFA REQUESTS FACILITATION FOR RED CRESCENT
TRAVEL TO IRAQ
REF: SNOW-HENGEL E-MAIL/TELCON
1. This is an Action Request.
2. Embassy Ankara received a faxed diplomatic note from the
Turkish MFA around 7:30 PM Friday requesting urgent Embassy
assistance to facilitate the travel of a Turkish Red Crescent
Society group to Iraq for humanitarian aid purposes. The
group is travelling October 20. In the dip note the Foreign
MInistry says that the American and Iraqi authorities have
been informed of the visit by the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad.
3. Attached to the dip note is a list of 13 people with dates
of birth and passport numbers as well as vehicle information
for seven vehicles. Post has faxed the dip note and attached
list to EUR/SE.
4.Post requests Washington, Centcom and CPA assistance in
facilitating the travel of the Turkish Red Crescent group.
Kindly pass on this information as appropriate. Post thanks
the Department, Centcom and the CPA for their assistance.