76854 8/31/2006 15:01 06ANKARA5019 Embassy Ankara CONFIDENTIAL 06STATE139266 VZCZCXYZ0047 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHAK #5019 2431501 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 311501Z AUG 06 FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8302 INFO RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS PRIORITY 7399 RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 0906 RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 0225 RUEHSF/AMEMBASSY SOFIA PRIORITY 1072 RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 5130 RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE PRIORITY RUEUITH/ODC ANKARA TU PRIORITY RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC//J-3/J-5// PRIORITY RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//USDP:PDUSDP/ISA:EUR/ISA:NESA/DSCA// PRIORITY C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 005019
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/31/2016 TAGS: NATO, KCFE, MARR, PARM, PREL, TU SUBJECT: TURKEY DOES NOT REQUIRE FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS ON CFE ENTITLEMENTS
REF: STATE 139266
Classified By: Political-Military Counselor Carl Siebentritt, reasons 1 .4 (b) and (d).
(C) Per reftel request, we notified MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Department Head Serhan Yigit on August 28 of US gratitude for Turkey's decision to provide a CFE entitlement of 63 tanks, and offered to bring a team of experts to Turkey on September 8 to answer any remaining questions. As anticipated, Yigit informed us that Turkey's questions about the US request have been answered. The GOT has made its decision on the extent of the entitlements it can offer and does not believe that further discussion is necessary. Yigit did state that a bilateral meeting on the margins of the September 21 HLTF meeting should be possible.
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