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Cablegate: Exbs: Turkey Advisors Monthly Report- (September

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SUBJECT: EXBS: TURKEY ADVISORS MONTHLY REPORT- (SEPTEMBER
2009)

1. Summary: Robert Hessler assumed the position of EXBS
Advisor to Turkey. TDY EXBS Advisor, Kevin Cummings, provided
a week of orientation and accompanied Mr. Hessler to
introductory meetings with Turkish government officials.
EXBS team completed preparations for the DOE, International
Non Proliferation Export Control Program, (INECP)
pre-deployment training for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Portable
Metal Analyzers, and the CIT Exchange scheduled for October
13-16 in Ankara. Additionally, the EXBS team initiated
preparations for the upcoming Radiation Academy (RADACAD) and
International Border Interdiction Training (IBIT) programs
for Turkish Customs Officers and Turkish Atomic Energy
Authority representatives to be conducted in Richland,
Washington and McAllen Texas, November 2-13, 2009. END OF
SUMMARY.

2. Completed Actions for the Reporting Period:

A. Meetings during the Reporting Period by EXBS Advisory
Team:

1. September 1- EXBS Advisor accompanied PMA Counselor
Godfrey and PMA Officer Lee to a meeting with Ahmet Gun, MFA
Deputy Director General for Nonproliferation and Disarmament
and Chief of Section Mustafa Yurdakul. In addition to
introductions, the meeting provided the MFA,s positive
feedback concerning the approval of the RADACAD and IBIT
programs for (18) Customs Officers and (3) TAEK
representatives. Additionally, the XRF pre-deployment
training and Commodity Identification Training Exchange
scheduled for October 13-16 was explained.

2. September 2 - TDY Advisor Cummings, the EXBS Advisor and
EXBS Coordinator met with Riza Mehmet Korkmaz, Customs
Director General for EU and External Affairs for
introductions and to discuss continued cooperation and
support of Turkish Customs enforcement and interdiction
efforts in support of non proliferation.

3. September 3 - TDY Advisor Cummings, the EXBS Advisor and
EXBS Coordinator met with Mehmet Guzel, Deputy Director
General for Customs Enforcement, and Ender Gurleyik, Head of
the Enforcement Department for introductions, to discuss
enforcement programs, and to identify training needs. The
discussion centered on the continuing need for Risk
Management Targeting training and utilization of the risk
management process.

4. September 3 - The EXBS Advisor attended two meetings with
PMA Officer Rob Lee and representatives from the Department
of Energy's Office of Global Threat Reduction. The first
meeting provided Embassy staff with information concerning an
upcoming cooperative program with Turkey to replace HEU with
LEU. A second meeting, which involved both the DOE
representatives and the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority
(TAEK), focused on the specifics of the agreement, and the
procedures that will govern the transfer and security of the
swap.

5. September 11 - The EXBS Advisor met with the PMA
Counselor, resident legal advisor, DEA Regional Director and
FBI Attache to discuss a proposal for a joint visit to the
eastern border of Turkey to meet regional law enforcement
authorities and to observe Customs enforcement examinations
and infrastructure at border gates with Iran and Georgia. A
proposal has been submitted to the GOT for a possible late
November visit.

6. September 16 - The EXBS Advisor and EXBS Coordinator met
with the Director General of Customs Enforcement Neset Akkoc
for introductions and to discuss upcoming training programs
for the XRF deployment, the RADACAD and IBIT training and to
establish the current status of the ZBV X-Ray Van provided to
Turkey by EXBS in 2008. The Director General stated that he
is grateful for all of the training programs provided by
EXBS, believes training is vital to the success of his

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agency, and looks forward to continued U.S. support. He
explained that the ZBV X-Ray Van remains in the Customs
warehouse as a regulatory change is necessary before they can
take the vehicle on public roads. He will have his staff
advise EXBS of the status of the regulation. He also
suggested the EXBS team visit a number of Customs Border
Gates to enable the EXBS Advisor better identify and assess
training and equipment needs.

7. September 17 - The EXBS Advisor and EXBS Coordinator made
an introductory call on Arslan Umut Ergezer, Trade Officer,
and Burce Ari, Sector Manager for Justice, Freedom and
Security from the European Union. We discussed current
efforts of the Government of Turkey in satisfying EU
requirements for Customs Border Control standards.
Overlapping training and equipment grants were also
discussed.

8. September 29 - The EXBS Advisor and Coordinator met with
Seyit Demirci, Head of the Turkish National Police (TNP)
Department of Criminal Laboratories, and staff from the TNP's
Bomb Disposal Section. One officer from Demirci's staff will
attend the upcoming EXBS sponsored November 2-7 RADACAD
training in Richland, Washington. The meeting provided an
opportunity for the new EXBS advisor to introduce himself,
and to discuss training programs in general. The meeting was
conducted at the TNP's new office and training facility
complex; the Advisor and Coordinator were provided a tour of
the training facilities used for training TNP Bomb Disposal
personnel.

B. Training Conducted During the Period: None

C. Equipment Delivered During this Period: The EXBS Team
provided an operation manual (Turkish) to the HR Director at
Customs for the Smith's Ion Scan device provided by EXBS in
May 2009, to facilitate operator utilization and training.

D. Imminent Training or Equipment Status: INECP will conduct
training for Customs Officers October 13 - 15 on the XRF
Metal Analyzer prior to deployment. Additionally, INECP will
conduct a CIT Exchange seminar with representatives of TAEK
on October 16 in Ankara. EXBS is coordinating the training,
and providing logistical support.

E. Significant Developments in Export Controls,
Nonproliferation, or Related Border Security: None to report

3. Future Activities: The EXBS Advisor and Coordinator will
escort a delegation of Turkish Customs Officers, One TNP
Officer and up to 3 TAEK representatives to RADACAD Training
in Richland, Washington November 2-7, 2009, before continuing
to McAllen, Texas, November 9-14 to escort 18 Customs
Officers to IBIT Training.

4. Red Flag Issues: None to Report

5. Contact information for EXBS Program Ankara is: Robert
Hessler, EXBS Advisor, Email: hesslerre@state.gov, Office
(90) 312 457-7210, Cell: (90) 533-716-4805; Erhan Mert, EXBS
Coordinator, Email: MertE2@state.gov, Office (90) 312
457-7059, cell (90) 533-264-8507. EXBS Program Office FAX
(90) 312 468-4775.

JEFFREY

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