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04ANKARA3427
2004-06-16 13:53:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Ankara
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TIP DEMARCHE DELIVERED, TURKISH MFA AVERS DEEP

Tags:   KCRM  PHUM  PGOV  SMIG  PREF  KWMN  TU  TIP  IN  TURKEY 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 003427 

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR G/TIP, G, INL, DRL, EUR/PGI, EUR/SE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/16/2014
TAGS: KCRM PHUM PGOV SMIG PREF KWMN TU TIP IN TURKEY
SUBJECT: TIP DEMARCHE DELIVERED, TURKISH MFA AVERS DEEP
DISAPPOINTMENT

REF: A. A) STATE 126025


B. B) STATE 109863

C. C) STATE 119407

(U) Classified by Polcounselor John Kunstadter; reasons: 1.5
(b,d).

C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 003427

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR G/TIP, G, INL, DRL, EUR/PGI, EUR/SE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/16/2014
TAGS: KCRM PHUM PGOV SMIG PREF KWMN TU TIP IN TURKEY
SUBJECT: TIP DEMARCHE DELIVERED, TURKISH MFA AVERS DEEP
DISAPPOINTMENT

REF: A. A) STATE 126025


B. B) STATE 109863

C. C) STATE 119407

(U) Classified by Polcounselor John Kunstadter; reasons: 1.5
(b,d).


1. (C) June 14 Polcounselor delivered reftel points, TIP
backgrounder and Turkey TIP Narrative to MFA DDG for Consular
Affairs Haldun Otman. DDG Otman averred deep disappointment
in Turkey's designation. TIP officer reviewed reasons for
Turkey's Tier 2 Watch List ranking, noting that much of
Turkey's anti-TIP momentum came late in the reporting period
and therefore provided little opportunity to demonstrate
measurable progress. TIP officer requested and MFA Consular
Affairs assistant accepted follow-up appointment to further
review narrative and discuss future efforts to increase the
flow of TIP-related information.


2. (C) In a complication for notional plans for Secretary
Powell to attend dedication of a TIP Victims' Shelter during
the Istanbul NATO Summit, Otman confirmed reports that
facilities initially identified for a TIP victims' shelter
are not available. Instead, Otman asserted that the NGO
Human Resources Development Foundation (HRDF), MFA and the
Istanbul Municipality are endeavoring to locate 2 rental
apartment units which may be converted into a single shelter.
To date, specific facilities have not been identified.
Polcounselor highlighted the importance of immediate action,
particularly given the Secretary's commitment to attend a
dedication ceremony for the facility. Otman asserted that
progress depends on 1) HRDF's ability to quickly locate
suitable facilities, 2) the municipality's ability to close
on a rental agreement with property owner/s, and 3) further
pressure from MFA on the Istanbul Municipality and HRDF to
sign a cooperative protocol. Embassy Ankara continues to
urge swift action.
EDELMAN