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Cablegate: Turkey's Participation in Iraq Donors' Meeting In

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201350Z Sep 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 005351

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR EUR/SE AND EB/ODF:DE MARCELLUS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN IZ PREL TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY'S PARTICIPATION IN IRAQ DONORS' MEETING IN
TOKYO

REF: STATE 196084

1. (U) Turkey's coordinator for Iraq Reconstruction
Ambassador Rifat Okcun will lead the Turkish delegation to
the Tokyo Donors' meeting, where Turkey will serve on the
Donors' committee as a representative of the small donors.

2. (U) Okcun said that Turkey has not made any disbursements
from its $50 million pledge because of the security
situation. He noted that Turkish authorities had offered to
rebuild hospitals in Baghdad and Kirkuk. In Baghdad, crews
cleared away the old hospital building but have been unable
to begin construction due to the security situation. In
Kirkuk, Okcun said local authorities turned down the Turkish
offer. He added that Turkey was sending humanitarian
assistance to Tel Afar and a two Turkish officials would join
the mission to investigate building a hospital there.

3. (SBU) Okcun said Turkey strongly supports U.S.-led
reconstruction efforts and offered to meet with A/S Wayne
before the meetings if the U.S. delegation wanted to
coordinate prior to the sessions.

4. (U) Baghdad minimize considered.
EDELMAN

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