Cablegate: Turkish Participants in May 11-14 Transshipment

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



E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: A. STATE 96117
B. STATE 64389

1. On May 4, Embassy received a diplomatic note advising us
of the Turkish participants in the subject conference. They

Yusuf Guney, Head of Department, Undersecretariat for Customs
Cagla Tansu, Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mehmet Ridvan Us, Foreign Trade Expert, Undersecretariat for
Foreign Trade
Mesut Ozturk, Regional Director (Mersin), Undersecretariat
for Maritime Affairs
Secil Tireli, Assistant Customs Expert, Undersecretariat for

2. Because the GOT was invited to send four participants
(vice the five list above), the diplomatic note states, "Ms.
Secil Tireli's travel and accommodation expenses will be
covered by the Turkish government." Please advise
immediately if there is a problem with an extra Turkish
official participating at GOT expense. Embassy supports
allowing the fifth participant to attend in order to
encourage enthusiasm for the topic and GOT interagency

3. Embassy will forward travel itineraries for the
participants separately.

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