Cablegate: Information On Bifa Biscuits
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160909Z Apr 04
UNCLAS ANKARA 002192
ROME FOR ICE - CHER IANNACCONE
CUSTOMS FOR OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS, FOREIGN
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: INFORMATION ON BIFA BISCUITS
Ref: ROME 962 (RM02ZE03BO035-CMI)
Sensitive but unclassified. Protect accordingly.
1. (U) This is a response to Reftel.
2. (SBU) Econ/Ankara made discreet inquiries through
relevant Turkish authorities on BIFA Biscuits and
obtained the following information.
3. (SBU) BIFA Biscuits is located in Karaman/Konya, but
has an exporting office based in Istanbul. Adress in
Karaman is: "BIFA BISKUVI VE GIDA SANAYII A.S., Eregli
Yolu Uzeri PK.10 70001 Karaman". Tel number is +90 338
213 24 90. Fax number is +90 338 213 26 95. Istanbul
office telephone number is +90 212 442 79 33 and +90
212 442 79 00.
4. (SBU) Company's managers are; Yilmaz Babaoglu, Chief
Executive Officer and owner; Necati Babaoglu, board
member; Muberra Sandikci, board member; Necla Adiguzel,
board member; Taner Kus, export representative.
5. (SBU) The Turkish Finance Ministry Inspection
Board, the government agency with which post cooperates
combating terrorism financing in Turkey, claimed the
company was renamed as "KARSA" recently and was linked
to Yasin El Kadi. Econ/Ankara could not obtain
supporting evidence to confirm this connection.