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Cablegate: Section 505 Agreement and Exchange of Diplomatic

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1626 1761437
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251437Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2744
INFO RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS PRIORITY 8172

UNCLAS ANKARA 001626

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: GR IT TU KPKO KTIA MARR MASS PGOV PREL
SUBJECT: SECTION 505 AGREEMENT AND EXCHANGE OF DIPLOMATIC
NOTES ON SEEBRIG

REF: 06 SECSTATE 86638

1. (SBU) Post sent a diplomatic note to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (MFA) on June 18 enumerating the revised
section 505 conditions (reftel) under which the Government of
Turkey will handle articles and services from the US for the
purpose of peacekeeping operations within the South Eastern
Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG).

2. (SBU) The MFA replied on June 22 with diplomatic note
2007/UNGY/260597 (faxed to PM/PPA Rachel Featherstone)
notifying the US that the conditions proposed in our note are
acceptable to the Government of Turkey, specifically Option 2
language. The MFA note stipulates that the agreement shall
enter into force following notification by the Ministry that
the domestic procedures necessary to bring the agreement into
force have been completed.

3. (SBU) The MFA clarified to us June 25 that the agreement
must still be signed by the Council of Ministers, which the
MFA expects to occur prior to July 11.

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

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