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Cablegate: Turkey On Unga Country-Specific Resolutions

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PP RUEHIK
DE RUEHAK #1655 3211737
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 171737Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1258
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 4148
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHIT/AMCONSUL ISTANBUL 6537

UNCLAS ANKARA 001655

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT ALSO FOR EUR/SE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNGA TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY ON UNGA COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RESOLUTIONS

REF: A. SECSTATE 116262
B. ANKARA 1545

1. (SBU) Yonca Ozceri, head of the Human Rights Department at
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told us November 17 that
Turkey would "act in the way it acted in previous years" on
the UNGA Third Committee resolution on Iran. (Note: It chose
to be absent during the 2008 vote. End Note). He said that
Turkey is a co-sponsor of the Burma and DPRK resolutions, and
will thus provide support for them. Ozceri indicated that
Turkey's position had not changed since receiving the
information in REF B.

JEFFREY

"Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at http://www.intelink.s
gov.gov/wiki/Portal:Turkey"

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