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Cablegate: Exbs: Turkey Advisors Monthly Report- (December

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R 071208Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1623
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RULSJGA/COMDT COGARD
RUEAORC/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
INFO RUCNEXC/EXPORT CONTROL AND RELATED BORDER SECURITY
RUEATRS/TREASURY DEPT WASHDC
RUEAWJA/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHDC
RUEUITH/ODC ANKARA TU
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RUEKJCS/JCS WASHDC

UNCLAS ANKARA 000024

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN/ECC- JFRIEDMAN, ACHURCH, EMCPHERSON
DEPT FOR EUR/SE, DMARSH, IGOODMAN
DOE/NNSA- TPERRY, LPARKER, RTALLEY, EDESCHLER
CBP/INA- TBAILEY, BSUBER
DOC FOR DCREED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KNNP KSTC MNUC PARM PREL TU
SUBJECT: EXBS: TURKEY ADVISORS MONTHLY REPORT- (DECEMBER
2009)

1. Summary: At the request of the Office of Export
Control, ISN/ECC, Middle East Desk,the EXBS Advisor conducted
a curriculum review of the Royal Omani Police (ROP) Customs
Training Department in Muscat,Oman, December 3-10, 2009. The
review focused on the ROP Customs use of risk management
principles in the selection of cargo for examination and the
training curriculum used for both basic and advanced training
of Customs officers. END OF SUMMARY.

2. Completed Actions for the Reporting Period:

A. Meetings during the Reporting Period by EXBS Advisory
Team: None

B. Training Conducted During the Period: The EXBS Advisor
conducted a Curriculum Review of the ROP (Customs) training
department in Muscat, Oman December 3-10, 2009. The Advisor
met with the Director General of ROP Customs, department
heads from the Training and Risk Management Departments, and
visited the Muscat seaport and airport cargo processing
facilities, and the Al Wajajah land border crossing at the
United Arab Emirates - Oman border. The review focused on
the use of risk management in cargo targeting and
selectivity, and the training curriculum needed to enable the
ROP Customs Officers to better use risk management principles
in their work. Recommendations were provided to the Office of
Export Control (ISN/ECC) Middle East Desk.

C. (U) Equipment Delivered During this Period: None

D. (U) Imminent Training or Equipment Status: EXBS is
continuing to work with the Turkish National Police (TNP) to
initiate the upgrade of the hand held "Identifinder" Isotope
Identifier device. The TNP received the 8 original units in
2008, for use by their bomb disposal team.
E. (U) Significant Developments in Export Controls,
Nonproliferation, or Related Border Security: None

3. (U) Future Activities: EXBS will be meeting with the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Customs, Turkish National
Police, Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and other agencies
during the month of January to establish training program
delivery dates for the remainder of 2010, and to schedule
border gate visits to conduct equipment utilization reviews.


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.
SILLIMAN

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