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Cablegate: Afghan National Army Force Size Increase Demarche

VZCZCXRO6314
PP RUEHIK RUEHPOD RUEHYG
DE RUEHAK #1341 2071449
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251449Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6959
INFO RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 1032
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL PRIORITY 0114

UNCLAS ANKARA 001341

SIPDIS

EUR/RPM, SCA/A

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL NATO AF TU
SUBJECT: AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY FORCE SIZE INCREASE DEMARCHE
DELIVERED

REF: STATE 71479

1. (U) We delivered reftel demarche to MFA South Asia
Department Second Secretary Ilhan Sener on July 3. On July 10
MFA South Asia Deputy Director General Babur Hizlan told us
Turkey was in favor of the proposal to expand the size of the
Afghan National Army. On July 23, we followed up with Devrim
Ozturk, the MFA Head of Department for South Asia, who
confirmed Turkish support for the proposal at the next Joint
Coordination and Monitoring Board meeting.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Turk ey

WILSON

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