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Cablegate: Third Country Transfer: Turkey's Request to Train

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

131615Z Dec 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 006911

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR PM/RSAT, EUR/SE, EAP/RSP, AND EAP/PMBS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR IT TU
SUBJECT: THIRD COUNTRY TRANSFER: TURKEY'S REQUEST TO TRAIN
ITALIAN AIR FORCE PILOTS ON F-16'S


1. This is an action request. See Paragraph 4.

2. The Embassy has received a diplomatic note from MFA
regarding the GOT's interest in providing training to Italian
F-16 pilots. Post is faxing the note and enclosure to
PM/RSAT (attention Todd Hughes).

3. Begin text of MFA note no. 2004/ALGY/450483:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America and has the honor to request the Latter's kind
assistance in obtaining the approval of the United States
Government for the training of Italian Air Force Pilots by
the Turkish Air Forces with F-16 jets.

The Ministry also presents herewith the necessary detailed
information to facilitate the approval procedure in the
attachment.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of
the United States of America the assurances of its highest
consideration.

Ankara, October 26, 2004

End Text.

4. Action request: Post requests that Washington (assuming no
additional information is required) process the request as
soon as possible.
EDELMAN

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