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Cablegate: Turkey Approves Closure of Yumurtalik Sea Terminal

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY APPROVES CLOSURE OF YUMURTALIK SEA TERMINAL

REF: A. ANKARA 2054

B. STATE 14485

1. Embassy received on June 29 a positive response from the
Turkish government to our notification of the US intent to
cease operations at the Yumurtalik Sea Terminal (fuel
installation) and close the facility (ref a). The response
notes the expectation that the facility will be turned over
to the Republic of Turkey in accordance with the terms of the
bilateral Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA).
Following is the text of the diplomatic note:

2. BEGIN TEXT:

2006/ALGY/273518

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America and with reference to the Latter's Note no: 918,
dated 31 May 2006, regarding the closure of the Yumurtalik
Fuel Installation, has the honour to inform the Embassy of
the following:

It is considered by the relevant Turkish Authorities that
United States of America can terminate its activities at the
Yumurtalik Fuel Installation in accordance with the
provisions of the relevant Agreements.

The Ministry would like to bring to the kind attention of the
Embassy that the Paragraph 7.2 of the Supplementary Agreement
Number 3 between the Governments of the Republic of Turkey
and the United States of America on Installations states that
the right of use of the facilities will be transferred to the
Government of Turkey upon final termination of the use by the
Government of the United States of America. This includes
all non-removable property including those incorporated in
the soil, constructions and those installed on the premises.

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, 26 June 2006

Embassy of the United States of America
Ankara

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Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

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