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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 95)

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DE RUEHC #8978 0282041
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P 282035Z JAN 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 1675

UNCLAS STATE 008978

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 95)

REF: ANKARA 95

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the Senior Enlisted Academy Course at
Newport, RI from 17 February to 01 April 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 01/28/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

Name: Mehmet Niyazi GEREN
Title: Instructor
Unit: Petty Officer Training High School
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 12 October 1969, Edirne

Name: Ercan GULTEKIN
Title: Instructor
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 13 February 1971, Tunceli

Name: Ramis TOPCU
Title: Master Chief Petty Officer
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 10 December 1971, Biga

Name: Bulent YILMAZ
Title: Chief
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 26 October 1973, Izmit

Name: Aytac DOGANAY
Title: Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 08 April 1973, Izmir

Name: Murat KAVRAYAN
Title: Commanding Master Chief Petty Officer
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 14 July 1974, Kocaeli

Name: Ali Attila GUGUL
Title: Chief Petty Officer
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 21 September 1975, Ankara

Name: Sinan GOKGUNDUZ
Title: Senior Chief Petty Officer
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 26 March 1977, Ankara

Name: Mehmet Isik KILINC
Title: Chief Petty Officer
Unit: Turkish Coast Guard
Organization: Turkish Navy
DPOB: 04 October 1978, Icel

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 01/28/2010. 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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