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Cablegate: Semi-Annual Request for Names, Titles and Contact

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231130Z Dec 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 007120

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-O, EUR/SE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINR PREL
SUBJECT: SEMI-ANNUAL REQUEST FOR NAMES, TITLES AND CONTACT
NUMBERS FOR LEADING GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL FIGURES

REF: SECSTATE 271552

In response to reftel, please find below the requested
contact information for Turkey:

COUNTRY: Republic of Turkey
UPDATED: December 23, 2004
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
LAST NAME: Erdogan
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Recep Tayyip
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: Mr. Prime Minister
FORMAL TITLE: Prime Minister
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 424-0934
AFTER-HOURS OFFICIAL NOs: (90) (312) 424-0934
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 424-0934
COMMENTS: The PM does not speak English. There is always an
official to answer the above-mentioned number 24 hours a day
and seven days a week. The staff who answer the phone are
experienced in such conference calls.


HEAD OF STATE: Ahmet Necdet Sezer
LAST NAME: Sezer
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Ahmet Necdet
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: Mr. President
FORMAL TITLE: President
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 468-6370
AFTER-HOURS OFFICIAL NOs: (90) (312) 468-6370
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 468-6370
COMMENTS: He does not speak English. There is always an
official to answer the above-mentioned number 24 hours a day
and seven days a week. The staff who answer the phone are
experienced in such conference calls.


FOREIGN MINISTER: Abdullah Gul
LAST NAME: Gul
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Abdullah
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: Mr. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister
FORMAL TITLE: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 287-1665/66
AFTER-HOURS OFFICIAL NOs: (90) (312) 287-1665/66 or 468-6030
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 468-6030
COMMENTS: FM Gul speaks good English. For after hour calls,
use either the office or residence number to reach the FM.
The person who answers the office phone speaks English, but
not the one who answers the residence phone. However, he will
smoothly transfer the call to an english speaker.


TURKISH GENERAL STAFF CHIEF: General Hilmi Ozkok
LAST NAME: Ozkok
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Hilmi
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: Chief TGS or General Ozkok
FORMAL TITLE: Chief of the Turkish General Staff
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312)402-1002 or 402-1007
AFTER-HOURS OFFICIAL NOs: (90) (312) 402-2566
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NOs: (90) (312) 402-2566
COMMENTS: He speaks fluent English. For after hour calls, the
above-mentioned number 402-2566 belongs to the Turkish Armed
Forces Operation Center that operates 24 hrs a day. There are
English speakers to answer the phone. The General's office
noted that the STU-3 telephone number that CJCS GEN Myers
uses when he calls GEN Ozkok is still valid.


DEUTSCH

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