Cablegate: Supplement to Ankara 2003 End Use Monitoring Report

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

061453Z Jul 04



E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: A. STATE 96490

B. ANKARA 7769

1. With respect to the additional information requested in
Ref A, Post advises as follows:

2. All of the 45 vehicles provided to the TMO between 1989-93
remain operational. They are used for poppy planting control
throughout Turkey.

3. Regarding the request for information concerning
"communications equipment/radios in use by the projects,"
Post is advised by its local partners as follows:

-- TMO reports no communications equipment provided by U.S.

-- Customs reports 5 Motorola radio-sets and chargers,
provided in 1999. The radios are currently being used in the
training of narcotics sniffer-dogs and train-the-trainer
programs being held in Golbasi National Dog Training Center
of TNP.

-- AMATEM reports a DX-2B telephone switchboard and related
technical equipment together with 50 phone machines, provided
in 2003. The system is in operation and is used for the
communication of the staff and patients within AMATEM section
of Bakirkoy Hospital.

-- Jandarma report 2 transmitter cigarette packets, 2
transmitter calendar books, one hidden transmitter, 10 Yaesu
hand-radios, 2 AID-Unitel-3000 voice and image transmitter
systems, one Panasonic digital closed circuit camera, all of
which are currently active. The Anti-Smuggling and Organized
Crime Department of Jandarma uses these in intelligence works
and operations on narcotic issues. A voice transmitter via
GSM is malfunctioning.

-- TNP had provided Post with a 39 page inventory of all
equipment provided under the INL equipment, including but not
limited to communications equipment, showing the location of
each individual item of equipment. TNP reports that 2-3% of
communications equipment is repaired annually and that all
remains operational.

Note that, for 2004, Post will audit communications equipment
in accordance with procedures described in Ref C.

4. The direct narcotics interdiction impact of the INL-funded
resources is difficult to calculate. However, in 2003,
Turkish law enforcement agencies seized 4,705 kilos of
heroin, 1,009 kilos of morphine base, 7,812 kilos of hashish,
10,129 kilos of acetic anhydrite, 2.8 kilograms of cocaine
and 5,867,510 pills; destroyed 7 illicit labs; and made
10,223 drug-related arrests. (Note: These figures update
through year-end the figures provided in Ref B.) Turkish law
enforcement agencies and DEA officials indicate that
INL-funded resources materially aided these Turkish narcotics
interdiction efforts.

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