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Cablegate: Turkey Supports Osce Election Observers for Iraq

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011445Z Dec 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 006670

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV IZ TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY SUPPORTS OSCE ELECTION OBSERVERS FOR IRAQ

REF: STATE 252711

Sensitive but unclassified--please protect accordingly.

1. (SBU) PolMilCouns discussed reftel demarche Nov. 29 with
Avni Botsali, MFA Head of Iraq Desk. PolMilOff followed up
Dec. 1 with Korkut Gungen, Head of the OSCE Section. Gungen
responded that Turkey supports an OSCE election observer
mission for Iraq. Gungen said that the GOT believes OSCE has
the "necessary experience and expertise" to carry out such a
mission.

2. (U) Baghdad minimize considered.
EDELMAN

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