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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 12)

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TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 1597

UNCLAS STATE 006220

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PGOV PHUM PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 12)

REF: ANKARA 12

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the George C. Marshall Center (GCMC)
College of International Studies' Senior Executive Seminar,
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 01/19/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

Name: Arif EKMEN
Title: Colonel, Course Director and Instructor
Unit: NATO Centre of Excellence - Defense Against Terrorism
Organization: Gendarmerie, Ministry of Interior
DPOB: May 3, 1960, Giresun, Turkey

Name: Celal BODUR
Title: Deputy Chief of Intelligence, Police Commissioner
Unit: Turkish National Police Headquarters
Organization: Ministry of Interior
DPOB: January 1, 1965, Alaca, Corum, Turkey

Name: Hasan DURMUSOGLU
Title: Chief Superintendent/Chief of Intelligence Section
Unit: Amasya Police Department
Organization: Ministry of Interior
DPOB: April 28, 1971, Yozgat, 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 01/19/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (SBU) 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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