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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 84)

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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 1732

UNCLAS STATE 011566

SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 84)

REF: ANKARA 84

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the KC-135 Simulator Training at Milden
Hall, England from 16 to 19 February 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/03/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

Name: Orcun SAYIN
Title: Pilot
Unit: 101 ARS 10th Tanker Base-Adana
Organization: Turkish Air force
DPOB: 09 March 1976, Istanbul

Name: Nejat MERT
Title: Pilot
Unit: 101 ARS 10th Tanker Base-Adana
Organization: Turkish Air Force
DPOB: 03 September 1973, Kirsehir

Name: Emre ERDEN
Title: Pilot
Unit: 101 ARS 10th Tanker Base-Adana
Organization: Turkish Air Force
DPOB: 18 August 1978, Balikesir

Name: Salih GENC
Title: Pilot
Unit: 101 ARS 10th Tanker Base-Adana
Organization: Turkish Air Force
DPOB: 29 March 1972, Eskisehir

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 02/03/2010. 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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