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06ANKARA6376
2006-11-08 16:47:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Ankara
Cable title:  

TURKEY WILL CLOSELY STUDY AUSTRALIAN AMENDMENT TO

Tags:  PHUM PREL UNGA UNAUS CU TU 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 006376 

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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/08/2016
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA UNAUS CU TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY WILL CLOSELY STUDY AUSTRALIAN AMENDMENT TO
CUBA RESOLUTION

REF: A. STATE 184156

B. STATE 182099

Classified By: Political Counselor Janice G. Weiner for reasons 1.4(b)
and (d)



1. (C) Ambassador delivered ref a points to Turkish MFA
Deputy Under Secretary Ertugrul Apakan November 8.
Ambassador stressed the importance the USG gives to ensuring
the Cuba resolution reflects the abuses suffered by the Cuban
people as a result of their own government's actions and
policies and expressed our hope that should Turkey decide it
must support the overall resolution on Cuba, that it be
certain to also support the Australian-proposed amendment.
Apakan responded that while Turkey intended to vote for the
resolution, he took the Ambassador's points and pledged to
look closely and urgently at the proposed Australian
amendment.



2. (C) We also provided a copy of ref a points to MFA Latin
America desk officer Ayse Zeybek November 8, following up on
our November 7 discussion based on ref b points. Zeybek did
not reply substantively on the Australian amendment, but
indicated that Turkey planned to vote in favor of the
resolution. She added that Turkey would be coordinating its
position on the resolution with the European Union, as it and
other accession states routinely have done.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

WILSON