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05ANKARA5395
2005-09-15 15:18:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Ankara
Cable title:  

PKK TRILATERAL TALKS: IRAQIS SEEKING JANUARY DATE

Tags:   PTER  PGOV  PREL  TU  IZ  PKK 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 005395 

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/14/2015
TAGS: PTER PGOV PREL TU IZ PKK
SUBJECT: PKK TRILATERAL TALKS: IRAQIS SEEKING JANUARY DATE
FOR NEXT ROUND

REF: A. ANAKRA 5353


B. STATE 149796

Classified By: Acting DCM Timothy A. Betts for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 005395

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/14/2015
TAGS: PTER PGOV PREL TU IZ PKK
SUBJECT: PKK TRILATERAL TALKS: IRAQIS SEEKING JANUARY DATE
FOR NEXT ROUND

REF: A. ANAKRA 5353


B. STATE 149796

Classified By: Acting DCM Timothy A. Betts for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).


1. (C) On Sept. 14, Iraqi DCM Abdulwahab al-Jawary informed
PolMilOff that, on instructions from the Iraqi MFA Department
Head for Neighboring Countries, Amb. Taha Sukur Mahmoud
al-Abbasi, the ITG wished to inform us that Iraq does not
want to hold the next round of PKK trilateral
(U.S.-Turkey-Iraq) talks until after the Iraqi elections at
the end of the year, i.e. not until January 2006. According
to al-Jawary, al-Abbasi said he believed a January date had
been agreed to during the Aug. 6 round in Washington, as
opposed to the October date provided ref b. (NOTE: Per ref
a, the Turks are recommending a November date. END NOTE.)


2. (C) PolMilOff asked if Amb. al-Abbasi had instructed the
Iraqi embassy here to raise this with the GOT as well;
al-Jawary replied that he had only been instructed to raise
this issue with us. PolMilOff encouraged al-Jawary to
consider discussing this with the GOT as well in order to
seek consensus on a date. Al-Jawary said he would ask
Baghdad for guidance.
MCELDOWNEY