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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 61)

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DE RUEHC #6231 0212058
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 212051Z JAN 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 1598

UNCLAS STATE 006231

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 61)

REF: ANKARA 61

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the ATA Protecting Digital Infrastructure
Course, scheduled to take place in Ankara, Turkey from March
8 through March 19, 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 01/20/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

NAME: Taskiran, Hakan
TITLE/RANK: Superintendent
CURRENT POSITION: Counter-Terrorism Department, Ankara
D/POB: 26Oct1976, Of, Turkey

NAME: Vural, A. Alper
TITLE/RANK: Superintendent
CURRENT POSITION: Data Processing Department, Ankara
D/POB: 05May1973, Zile, Turkey

NAME: Ozkalp, Bilal
TITLE/RANK: Superintendent
CURRENT POSITION: Data Processing Department, Ankara
D/POB: 10Feb1974, Antalya, Turkey

NAME: Basibuyuk, Oguzhan
TITLE/RANK: Superintendent
CURRENT POSITION: Police Academy, Ankara
D/POB: 01Jan1975, Horasan, Turkey

NAME: Koren, Ekrem
TITLE/RANK: Chief Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Training Department, Ankara
D/POB: 22May1977, Bilecik, Turkey

NAME: Zengin, Metin
TITLE/RANK: Chief Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Police Department, Ankara
D/POB: 10Apr1975, Vakfikebir, Turkey

NAME: Gozutok, Huseyin
TITLE/RANK: Chief Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Turkish National Police, Foreign Relations
Department
D/POB: 25May1979, Borcka, Turkey

NAME: Kelahmetoglu, Murat
TITLE/RANK: Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Turkish National Police,Intelligence
Department
D/POB: 18Feb1983, Kilis, Turkey

NAME: Saat, Hamdi Oguz
TITLE/RANK: Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Human Resources Department
D/POB: 02Jul1981, Konya, Turkey

NAME: Ozbay, Atilla
TITLE/RANK: Assistant Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: National Security Department
D/POB: 01May1974, Cubuk, Turkey

NAME: Erdogan, Ruhi
TITLE/RANK: Assistant Sergeant
CURRENT POSITION: Communications Department
D/POB: 19Nov1974, Gerede, Turkey

NAME: Dogan, Tarik
TITLE/RANK: Police Officer
CURRENT POSITION: Organized Crime Department
D/POB: 03Dec1985, Ankara, 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 01/20/2010. 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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