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Cablegate: Blue Lantern: Information for Case Number 05-919744

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UNCLAS ANKARA 003100

SIPDIS


PMA/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL TU KOMC GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN: INFORMATION FOR CASE NUMBER 05-919744


REF: A. A. STATE 117955
B. B. STATE 70020


1. ON 26 MAY 2004, EMBASSY RECEIVED A TURKISH MINISTRY OF
FOREIGN AFFAIRS (MFA) DIP NOTE (2004/ALGY/223961), WHICH
CONTAINED A RESPONSE TO OUR INQUIRY FOR INFORMATION RELATED
TO REF B HELICOPTER PARTS ORDER FOR BLUE LANTERN CASE NUMBER
05-919744.


2. THE MFA CONFIRMED THAT THE TURKISH LAND FORCES HAD ORDERED
THE INVENTORIED PARTS OUTLINED IN THE PURCHASE ORDER
DESCRIBED IN REF B FROM A COMPANY CALLED DEFENSE LOGISTICS
AND AVIATION COMPANY.


3. THE MFA ADDED THAT IN THEIR DIALOGUE WITH TURKISH LAND
FORCES, "NO PRIOR NEGATIVE OPINION HAD BEEN FORMED" ABOUT THE
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AND AVIATION COMPANY, SINCE THIS WAS THE
FIRST INSTANCE OF THE TURKISH ARMED FORCES' ISSUING A
PROCUREMENT TENDER THROUGH THIS COMPANY.


4. EMBASSY HAS NO OBJECTIONS TO APPROVAL OF THIS TRANSACTION.
EDELMAN

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