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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 1706)

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DE RUEHC #1166 3621554
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P 281550Z DEC 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 0000

UNCLAS STATE 131166

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 1706)

REF: ANKARA 1706

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the ATA PREVENTING ATTACKS ON SOFT
TARGETS COURSE.

2. (U) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 12/23/2009. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

NAME: Saribuya, Mehmet
TITLE/RANK: Major
CURRENT POSITION: Special Security Department
D/POB: 21Sep1971, Denizli, Turkey

NAME: Karagoz, Ehliman
TITLE/RANK: Major
CURRENT POSITION: Special Security Department
D/POB: 01Feb1972, Corum, Turkey

NAME: Ibral, Levent
TITLE/RANK: Major
CURRENT POSITION: SWAT Team
D/POB: 01Feb1970, Kutahya, Turkey

NAME: Yildirim, Ali
TITLE/RANK: Major
CURRENT POSITION: Public Security Section
D/POB: 13Jul1971, Iznik, Turkey

NAME: Ceyhan, Vefa
TITLE/RANK: Major
CURRENT POSITION: Public Security Section
D/POB: 21Sep1969, Balikesir, Turkey

NAME: Karakullukcu, Murat
TITLE/RANK: Major
CURRENT POSITION: VIP Protection
D/POB: 04Aug1972, Istanbul, Turkey

NAME: Suzer, Ekrem
TITLE/RANK: Superintendant
CURRENT POSITION: Counter-Terrorism Section
D/POB: 11Jul1975, Balikesir, Turkey

NAME: Caliskan, Ahmet
TITLE/RANK: Superintendant
CURRENT POSITION: Public Security Section
D/POB: 18May1975, Canakkale, Turkey

NAME: Sahin, Servet
TITLE/RANK: Superintendant
CURRENT POSITION: Public Security Section
D/POB: 14Nov1975, Corum, Turkey

NAME: Ucak, Mikail
TITLE/RANK: Superintendant
CURRENT POSITION: Organized Crime Section
D/POB: 14Oct1975, Isparta, Turkey

NAME: Akkilic, Mehmet Akif
TITLE/RANK: Superintendant
CURRENT POSITION: Counter-Terrorism Section
D/POB: 20Jun1976, Elazig, Turkey

NAME: Karatas, Deniz
TITLE/RANK: Captain
CURRENT POSITION: SWAT Team
D/POB: 09Feb1979, Corum, Turkey

NAME: Yikilmaz, Ant
TITLE/RANK: Captain
CURRENT POSITION: Criminal Investigations
D/POB: 10Sep1977, Ankara, Turkey

NAME: Ozgur, A. Burkay
TITLE/RANK: Captain
CURRENT POSITION: Counter-Terrorism Section
D/POB: 22Apr1976, Burdur, Turkey


NAME: Akdemir, Hakan
TITLE/RANK: Captain
CURRENT POSITION: Counter-Terrorism Section
D/POB: 18Mar1978, Sorgun, Turkey

NAME: Ozkan, Ercan
TITLE/RANK: Lieutenant
CURRENT POSITION: Criminal Investigation
D/POB: 06Nov1963, Rize, Turkey

NAME: Mert, Bekir
TITLE/RANK: Lieutenant
CURRENT POSITION: Intelligence Department
D/POB: 30Jun1971, K.Maras, Turkey

NAME: Yigit, Murselim
TITLE/RANK: Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Intelligence Department
D/POB: 01Dec1971, K. Maras, Turkey

NAME: Karagoz, Ercan
TITLE/RANK: Officer
CURRENT POSITION: Organized Crime Section
D/POB: 12Jan1978, Eskisehir, Turkey

NAME: Oztas, Koksal
TITLE/RANK: Officer
CURRENT POSITION: Criminal Investigations
D/POB: 25Jul1968, Kochisar, Turkey

3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following
statement to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individuals
identified above, as of 12/23/2009. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (U) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individuals
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON

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