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Cablegate: Usg Proposed Un Copuos Stsc Space Debris

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

UNCLAS ANKARA 002889

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TSPA AORC TU
SUBJECT: USG PROPOSED UN COPUOS STSC SPACE DEBRIS
MITIGATION GUIDELINES

REF: STATE 90961

We delivered reftel demarche to MFA International Political
Organizations Department Head Levent Sahinkaya and,
separately, to Capt. Ergun Kocabicak in the Space Branch of
the Turkish Air Force. Sahinkaya stated that space was an
important issue and that Turkey wanted to contribute to the
discussion about space. Sahinkaya told us that he works on
space issues with colleagues in the Turkish General Staff
(TGS) and the General Directorate for Technical and
Scientific Research Institute (TUBITAK) and will seek
opinions from these two entities in developing Turkey's
position for the June 13 Vienna meeting. Sahinkaya said that
Turkey is planning to create an interagency committee to deal
with space issues.
EDELMAN

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