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Cablegate: Exbs: Turkey Advisors Monthly Report- (October

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DEPT FOR ISN/ECC- JFRIEDMAN, ACHURCH, EMCPHERSON
DEPT FOR EUR/SE, DMARSH, IGOODMAN
DOE/NNSA- TPERRY, LPARKER, RTALLEY, EDESCHLER
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KNNP KSTC MNUC PARM PREL TU
SUBJECT: EXBS: TURKEY ADVISORS MONTHLY REPORT- (OCTOBER
2009)

1. Summary: The EXBS Team and PMA Counselor met with the
Director General of Customs Enforcement to discuss a shipment
of concern (see Ankara Cables 1434,1438 and 1448), DOE/INECP
conducted pre-deployment training of the XRF metal analysis
device for Turkish Customs Officers. Additionally, INECP
conducted a Commodity Identification Training (CIT) Exchange
seminar with represenatives from the Turkish Atomic Energy
Authority (TAEK), and Customs Enforcement Officers and
discussed the current status of the CIT program in Turkey.
The EXBS Team finalized all logistical preparations for
escorting 24 Turkish Customs Officers to RADACAD and IBIT
training in the US in November. END OF SUMMARY.

2. Completed Actions for the Reporting Period:

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

1. (U) October 6 - The EXBS team participated in a meeting
with the Pol-Mil Counselor and the Director General for
Customs Enforcement to discuss a shipment of concern. (See
Ankara Cables 1434, 1438, 1448, 1509 and 1523). The DG
indicated he would take appropriate action under the laws and
agreements enforced by Turkey.

2. (U) October 20 - A reception was hosted by the DCM in
honor of the new Deputy Counselor for Pol-Mil Affairs Kami
Witmer and EXBS Advisor Bob Hessler. Several representatives
of the host government, the diplomatic community, and both
Turkish and American military attended. The event provided
opportunities for introductions and informal exchanges
concerning EXBS related functions and activities.

3. (U) October 22 - EXBS met with Mehmet Guzel, the Deputy
Director General for Customs Enforcement to transfer the
seven XRF units donated by DOE, INECP. During this meeting
the EXBS Advisor requested permission to visit the Customs
Gates at Gurbulak and Hopa during the month of November. The
Deputy DG indicated he thought the visit would be beneficial
to both Turkish Customs and the EXBS program and suggested we
pursue approval of the visit through the MFA. Based on this
meeting, a Diplomatic Note was prepared and delivered to the
MFA to request authorization for the visit.


B. Training Conducted During the Period:

1) (U) A training team from DOE/INECP conducted
pre-deployment training on the INNOV X X-Ray Fluorescence
device, (XRF) for 24 Turkish Customs Officers October 13-15.
The session provided training on the use of the device in
detecting metals and dual use metal components that may be
used in the manufacture of WMD's, nuclear fuel enrichment, or
other high tech manufacturing processes. The training
included a brief overview of dual use commodities, radiation
safety, and hands on, step by step training on the use of the
XRF device.

2) (U) On October 16,the DOE/INECP training team also
conducted a Commodity Identification Training (CIT) Exchange
seminar with representatives of TAEK, and Turkish Customs
Enforcement and discussed Turkey's progress in disseminating
CIT to its field officers. Additionally, the DOE team
demonstrated the use of the internet-based and accessible
eCIT data base, and their web-based eRoom file sharing site.
DOE/INECP offered to provide Turkish Customs and TAEK with
access to both systems to assist them in their CIT program.
The representatives from TAEK advised that such an offer
needed to be submitted to higher management levels within
both the MFA and TAEK, but indicated they look forward to
accessing the systems should their management approve.

C. (U) Equipment Delivered During this Period: DOE/INECP
delivered 7 INNOV-X, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) devices to
Turkish Customs following operator certification training.
The formal grant documents and physical transfer of the

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devices were completed by the EXBS team October 22.

D. (U) Imminent Training or Equipment Status: The EXBS team
has completed all logisitics for escorting 24 Turkish Customs
Officers to Radiation Academy (RADACAD) training November
2-6, in Richland, Washington, and International Border
Interdiction Training (IBIT) November 9-13, in McAllen, Texas.

E. (U) Significant Developments in Export Controls,
Nonproliferation, or Related Border Security: Please see
Ankara Cables 1434, 1438, 1448, 1509, and 1523)

3. (U) Future Activities: The EXBS team has been advised by
DOE, Second Line of Defenese that they intend to upgrade the
Radio Isotope Identifying Devices (RIID's) that they had
provided to Turkish National Police (TNP) in 2008. Their
intent is to ship new models with the upgrades, and then
trade them with the GOT for the older models. EXBS will act
as the POC for the exchange.

4. Red Flag Issues: None

5. (U) 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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