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Cablegate: Investigation of Alleged Purchase of Cruise

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

181053Z Nov 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 007159

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR DS/CR/CIL
CUSTOMS FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/FOREIGN OPERATIONS
ROME FOR IANNACONE


SENSITIVE


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC ETTC TU
SUBJECT: Investigation of Alleged Purchase of Cruise
Missile Engines (SBU)


Ref: 02 Rome 4566


(SBU) As requested reftel, Embassy contacted Muharrem
Dortkasli, Deputy General Manger of TUSA (Turk Havacilik
Sanayii, AS) to ask whether TUSA had placed any orders
for J-69 Teledyne engines. Dortkasli stated that his
company did not place any orders with Bulent Gurel or
Sofitek for the engines. He said that in June 2002 TUSAS
collected offers from several companies, including
Sofitel to purchase 15 J-69s for development of T-37
aircraft, but due to budgetary restrictions the projects
have not been implemented.
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