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Cablegate: Blue Lantern: Verifying Bona Fides of Registered

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1689 3281053
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 241053Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1310
INFO RUEHAK/USDAO ANKARA TU
RUEUITH/ODC ANKARA TU

UNCLAS ANKARA 001689

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC TU
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN: VERIFYING BONA FIDES OF REGISTERED
BROKER SEZAI CIHAN DALMIS - CASE NO. K-0828

REF: SECSTATE 99609

1. (SBU) We visited the office of Helper Ltd (reftel) and met
with company president Sezai Cihan Dalmis on November 24.
Dalmis told us that the company is not directly involved in
the import or storage of items on the US Munitions List but
serves as an intermediary for U.S. and Turkish firms involved
in defense-related projects.

2. (SBU) According to Dalmis, the company was founded by his
late father in 1959 and became a limited liability company in
1985. In addition to Dalmis, who owns 48 percent of the
company shares, the company only has two other share holders;
Retired Turkish Navy Captain Emin Gultekin Fisek owns 48
percent of the shares, and Mr. Ahmet Akkacoglu owns the
remaining two percent. The company is registered with the
Ankara Chamber of Commerce.

3. (SBU) Helper's U.S. clients include Lockheed Martin's
surface ship division and DRS. The company also has UK and
Italian firms on its clientele list. In addition to having
close contacts with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Ministry
of National Defense, Helper has also facilitated contracts
between U.S. and established Turkish defense firms (Havelsan,
Aselsan, MIKES) on USML items. Dalmis noted that the company
also does considerable import/export business for industrial
machinery, but stated that this aspect of the business does
not deal with USML items.

4. (SBU) Dalmis was cooperative and answered all of our
questions related to the company and is open to answering any
additional questions. Based on the information presented in
the meeting we believe that the company is a bona fides
company authorized to engage in defense-related activities.

JEFFREY

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