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Cablegate: Delibery of Kaptanoglu Commandant Order

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

UNCLAS ANKARA 006965

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR INL/C/CP, EB/TRA/OTP-DHAYWOOD, EUR/SE
DEPT PASS TRANSPORTATION DEPT
ROME FOR ICE
ROTTERDAM FOR LCDR MBEE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EWWT CVIS ETRD PREL TU
SUBJECT: DELIBERY OF KAPTANOGLU COMMANDANT ORDER

Ref: (A) State 266288 (B) Ankara 6789 and previous

1. This message was coordinated with Amconsul Istanbul.

2. Embassy delivered ref A Commandant Order barring
Kaptanoglu vessels from entering U.S. territorial seas
to the Turkish MFA via diplomatic note 1790 on December
14. We also conveyed ref A talking points to both MFA
and the Maritime Undersecretariat. GOT contacts did not
offer any reaction on this issue. Istanbul PolEcon
Chief delivered the Commandant Order to Ms. Sadan
Kaptanoglu, Member of the Board of Kaptanoglu Shipping
Group, who told us that the company is in touch with
Coast Guard Captain Sturm and is working to prepare an
acceptable crew security plan. KSG is attempting to
complete this in time to permit the Cenk Kaptanoglu to
call at Corpus Christi on December 20.
Edelman

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