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Cablegate: Ecosoc Demarche Delivered: Turkish Mfa Noncommittal

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UNCLAS ANKARA 003857

SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/SHA - JOE BRACKEN AND SASHA MEHRA
STATE ALSO FOR DRL/MLA - MICHAEL BUTLER AND LYNN SICADE
USUN FOR MADELYN SPIRNAK AND MICHELLE ZACK

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL TU
SUBJECT: ECOSOC DEMARCHE DELIVERED: TURKISH MFA NONCOMMITTAL

REF: STATE 150754

(U) Poloff delivered reftel demarche on July 12 to MFA
Americas and International Organizations offices. Americas
Desk's initial reaction was noncommittal; speculating that
the Cuban resolution was motivated by politics, not
necessity. Our interlocutor also noted Cuba previously
tabled a resolution that focused on Guantanamo Bay detainees
but undertook to convey to Turkey's UN mission the substance
of the demarche, and the Department's strong opposition to
the Cuban draft resolution.
DEUTSCH

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