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Cablegate: Turkish Statement On Formation of Iraqi

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



E.O. 12958: N/A

1. On April 28, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
released a statement on the formation of the Iraqi
Transitional Government. Informal embassy translation


Turkish Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Information Department
No: 69
April 28, 2005


The ongoing process of forming the Iraqi Transitional
Government is now completed, and having the new government
start functioning today is a step towards the establishment
of a democratic system in Iraq. We wish success to the Iraqi
Transitional Government as it undertakes its important
responsibilities during the political interim process in

The Iraqi Transitional Government, which has been formed with
the great support of the parliament, has the opportunity to
make new beginnings in many areas. It is time for national
reconciliation, to recover from injuries, and to create a
common future for the Iraqi nation.

In the coming period, the process of drafting the
constitution will be launched. The participation of all
segments of the Iraqi nation to this process, keeping
national interests in the forefront, and taking action on
issues related to the common future of Iraq with spirit of
togetherness are of vital importance. We expect that the
United Nations, which is to contribute to the organization of
elections, will undertake an active role in line with UN
Security Council Resolution 1546 in the coming interim

Turkey will support actions taken towards the establishment
of stability in Iraq in the coming period as well. Therefore,
we will continue developing our cooperation and dialogue with
all parties in Iraq, including with the Iraqi Transitional
Government and the Parliament.


2. Iraq posts minimize considered.

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