60928 4/19/2006 4:29 06ANKARA2120 Embassy Ankara CONFIDENTIAL 06ANKARA1043|06STATE58715 VZCZCXYZ0019 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHAK #2120 1090429 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 190429Z APR 06 FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4928 INFO RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS PRIORITY 7107 RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 0855 RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 0198 RUEHSF/AMEMBASSY SOFIA PRIORITY 1023 RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 4934 RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE PRIORITY RHMFISS/425ABS IZMIR TU//CC// PRIORITY RHMFISS/39ABG INCIRLIK AB TU PRIORITY C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 002120
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/18/2016 TAGS: KCFE, MARR, NATO, PARM, PREL, TU SUBJECT: TURKEY REVIEWING CFE ENTITLEMENT REQUEST POSITIVELY
REF: A. STATE 58715 B. ANKARA 1043
Classified By: Political-Military Counselor Timothy A. Betts for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Office Head Osman Yavuzalp on April 17 welcomed the US responses to questions raised by Deputy Director General for Arms Control Bulent Meric and the other flank country representatives at the March High Level Task Force meeting about our request for CFE equipment entitlement transfers (ref a). According to Yavuzalp, Turkey recognizes that the issue is time sensitive. The GOT is "positively considering" the USG request and expects to provide an answer soon.
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