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Cablegate: Turkey and Iraq Agree to First Meeting On Trucker

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UNCLAS ANKARA 006312

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD IZ MOPS PREL PTER TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY AND IRAQ AGREE TO FIRST MEETING ON TRUCKER
AND CONTRACTOR SECURITY

REF: A. STATE 195610
B. ANKARA 5997

Sensitive But Unclassified

1. (SBU) Sedef Yavuzalp of the Foreign Ministry Deputy
Directorate General for Bilateral Economic Affairs informed
us that Turkey and Iraq have agreed to the U.S. proposal (Ref
a) to hold regular meetings on trucker and contractor
security issues, including sharing of current intelligence
and operational information. According to Yavuzalp, the
Iraqis proposed that the first meeting take place at the end
of November. Turkey is proposing November 29 at the Habur
Gate area. She said the Iraqi delegation will be led by an
Under Secretary from the Foreign Ministry and will include
civilian, military and intelligence officials.

2. (SBU) Action Request: It is encouraging that the Turks
and Iraqis have established a dialogue and are moving ahead.
Embassy recommends that we agree to the proposed dates for
the meeting and requests Department guidance to respond to
the MFA proposal, including identification of U.S. military
participation.
EDELMAN

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