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02ANKARA8959 2002-12-13 07:13:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Ankara
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TERRORIST FINANCE- TURKEY: MFA WELCOMES KADEK'S

Tags:   ETTC EFIN PTER PREL KSEP CVIS KVPR TU EUN 
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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 008959 

SIPDIS


EB/ESC/ESP (GLASS), S/CT (FOX), IO/PHO (PEREZ), EUR,
TREASURY GENERAL COUNSEL (DAVID AUFHAUSER), THE TREASURY
TASK FORCE ON TERRORIST FINANCING, AND TREASURY/OFAC
(NEWCOMB)


E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/11/2012
TAGS: ETTC EFIN PTER PREL KSEP CVIS KVPR TU EUN
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE- TURKEY: MFA WELCOMES KADEK'S
INCLUSION ON USG LIST OF FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

REF: SECSTATE 246714


Classified by Charge Robert S. Deutsch; reasons 1.5 (b) and
(d).




1. (C) On December 11, A/POL and poloff delivered reftel
talking points to Kemal Asya, MFA Deputy Director General for
Intelligence and Research. Asya thanked USG for including
KADEK as an alias to PKK and for asking the EU to do the
same. He cautioned however, that he was not optimistic about
either the European Union's inclusion of KADEK or some of its
members' ability to freeze the assets of the members of
terrorist organization.




2. (U) The GOT MFA released a statement December 10 on the
inclusion KADEK on USG list of Foreign Terrorist
Organizations. A translation follows.


Begin text:


The U.S. government announced that terrorist organization
PKK's newly adopted name KADEK is also included on the
terrorist organizations list. The above mentioned decision
of the U.S. government was welcomed and there is no doubt
that from the aspect of determined struggle in the
international platform against terrorism, this decision is an
important development and will cast an example ("will cast an
example" may also be translated as "will be exemplary").


It is expected/awaited that the U.S. decision concerning the
name change by the terrorist organization PKK done solely
with the purpose of getting away from the responsibility of
the actions and eliminating its terrorist identity, will be
assessed by other countries with the same sensitivity and
that they would consider including the organization on the EU
terrorist organizations list with its new name KADEK.


End text.
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