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02ANKARA8484
2002-11-20 16:09:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Ankara
Cable title:  

TERRORIST FINANCE: TURKEY UPDATE

Tags:   ETTC  EFIN  PTER  CVIS  TU  EUN 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 008484 

SIPDIS


STATE FOR EB/ESC/ESP (GLASS), S/CT, IO/PHO, EUR/SE
TREASURY FOR GENERAL COUNSEL (AUFHAUSER), TASK FORCE ON
TERRORIST FINANCING, TREASURY/OFAC (NEWCOMB)


E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/02/2006
TAGS: ETTC EFIN PTER CVIS TU EUN
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: TURKEY UPDATE


REF: A. STATE 234781

B. STATE 225623


Classified by Econ Counselor Scot Marciel for reasons 1.5
(b,d).


Benevolence International Foundation
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1. (C) On November 8, we met with Turkish MFA coordinator
for anti-terrorist financing efforts Hakan Okcal to brief him
on the pre-notification of BIF (ref b). Also on November 8,
we separately met with Finance Ministry Inspectorate official
Hamza Kocer on BIF's bank accounts in Turkey. Kocer welcomed
the information, but said he would need authorization from
the GOT before sharing account information with us. He would
look into setting up monitoring of BIF accounts. Okcal told
us he would prepare a Cabinet decree adding BIF to the
anti-terrorist finance freeze list.


Global Relief Foundation, ETIM, Jemaah Islamiyah,
Nasreddin Holding


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2. (U) On November 16, a Cabinet decree was published in the
official gazette adding the above entities to Turkey's
terrorist financing freeze list. The list also included the
other Nasreddin affiliates incorporated in other countries,
and Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Bosnia and Somalia
branches). Okcal told us that signing this decree was one of
the last acts of the outgoing Ecevit government (they left
unsigned, he said, a decree of ambassadorial appointments).




3. (C) Kocer told us that he has looked into the Turkish
companies of Mr. Julaidan and of Nasreddin Holding. There
are no assets left in this country, he said.
PEARSON