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05ANKARA6262
2005-10-14 14:08:00
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Embassy Ankara
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EXBS: TURKEY ADVISORS MONTHLY REPORT- (SEPTEMBER

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						UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ANKARA 006262 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NP/ECC- PVANSON, ACHURCH, VLE, JHARTSHORN
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE- DSILLIMAN, SYOUNTCHI
CBP/INA- PWALKER
DOC FOR PETERSON-BEARD
USCG FOR BGOLDEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KNNP KSTC MNUC PARM TU
SUBJECT: EXBS: TURKEY ADVISORS MONTHLY REPORT- (SEPTEMBER
2005)

REF: ANKARA 6248



1. Summary: EXBS Advisor served as control officer for
the visit of State Under Secretary for Arms Control and
International Security Robert Joseph. Also, in September
EXBS Advisor coordinated a Commodity Identification Training
(CIT) refresher course and related meetings for Turkish
Customs and Atomic Energy personnel and participated in the
final selection meeting for the Turkish contractor to
customize the Internal Control Program (ICP) for use by
Turkish businesses. Finally, EXBS Advisor coordinated the
participation of Turkish delegations in the recent PSI Air
Cargo workshop, International Export Control Conference, and
other events. End Summary.



2. Completed Actions for the Reporting Period



A. Site Assessment and Meetings During Recent
Reporting Period

1) Sept. 9 - EXBS Advisor met with MFA Head of
Department for Arms Control and Disarmament Osman Yavuzalp to
discuss current projects in Turkey, including Internal
Control Program (ICP), Commodity Identification Training
(CIT), Product Identification Tool (PIT) and Second Line of
Defense (SLD). EXBS Advisor also inquired about the status
of the NP Cooperation Agreement, which is awaiting Turkish
Parliamentary ratification in the next months and reviewed
the CIT project status. EXBS Advisor completed coordination
of Turkish participation in upcoming conferences including
PSI workshop and Export Control conference.

2) Sept. 19 - EXBS Advisor participated in a meeting
with TAEK, Turkish Customs and DOE INECP personnel to discuss
current status of the Turkish CIT program and recent
accomplishments, and to prepare for the upcoming 2 day CIT
Refresher course.

3) Sept. 22 - EXBS Advisor took part in wrap-up
meeting following the CIT Refresher course with DOE INECP and
the Turkish CIT Core Technical Group members (representatives
from Turkish Customs and TAEK), during which milestones for
the upcoming 6 months were established including future CIT
Train-the-Trainer courses and completion of the Turkish CIT
Training Plan. The development of instructors, acquisition
training aids and other issues associated with the course
were also discussed.

4) Sept. 23 - EXBS Advisor met with MFA Arms Control
and Disarmament Head of Department Osman Yavuzalp to discuss
upcoming visit of U/S Joseph to Ankara.

5) Sept. 26 - EXBS Advisor took part in a meeting at
Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade (UFT) to review the ICP
project with Siemens Business Service Representatives.
Siemens has been selected by the GOT to complete the Turkish
customization of the ICP program. Items discussed at the
meeting included the development of a work plan and a budget,
establishment of points of contact within Siemens, UFT and
other Turkish governmental organization and the U.S. for this
project. Siemens appears ready to move forward with the
project which has been stalled for almost a year awaiting
selection of a contractor to complete this part of the
project.

6) Sept. 29-30 - EXBS Advisor served as control
officer for the visit of U/S Joseph to Ankara. Details of
visit and meetings held and attended by EXBS Advisor are
contained in ref. A.



B. Training Conducted During Reporting Period:

1) Sept. 20-21- CIT Refresher Training Course for 13
member of the CIT Core Technical Group; 6 TAEK
representatives and 15 Customs inspectors.



C. Equipment Delivered During Reporting Period: None



D. Imminent Training, Equipment or Activity Status
Update:

1) Oct. 10-14- Three members of the Turkish CIT Core
Technical Group attended CIT Instructor Training in Richland,
Washington.

2) Oct. 11-13- Three members of the Turkish Coast
Guard attended Black Sea/Caspian Sea Conference in Baku,
Azerbaijan.

3) Oct. 23-28 - Two Turkish representatives to attend
TRACKER workshop in Oxford England.



E. Significant Developments in Export Controls,
Nonproliferation, or Related Border Security:

1) GOT MFA informed EXBS Advisor that the signed NP
Agreement has been forwarded by the Prime Minister's office
and is now before Parliament awaiting final ratification.
Ratification is expected in October.



3. Future Activities



A. October 24- 29 - University of Georgia Center for
International Trade and Security to visit Turkey to conduct
overview study of export control system.



B. November 14 - 18 - EXBS Advisor on annual leave.



C. December (tent.) - DOE INECP to present End Use/End
User workshop to GOT officials



D. January (tent)- DOE INECP to conduct CIT Train the
Trainer course in Ankara.



4. Red Flag Issues: None



5. Contact Information for EXBS Adviser ) Kevin Lyon,
phone (90)(312) 455-5555 ext 2525, fax (90)(312) 468-4775,
email LyonK@state.gov.


MCELDOWNEY