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08ANKARA1036 2008-06-04 11:26:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Ankara
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TURKEY CLAIMS GLOCKS SEIZED IN ANTI-AL QAEDA RAIDS

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OSD FOR IG KICKLIGHTER

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/04/2028
TAGS: PREL PTER ETTC KCRM OIG IZ TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY CLAIMS GLOCKS SEIZED IN ANTI-AL QAEDA RAIDS
ARE FROM IRAQ

REF: 07 ANKARA 2695 AND PREVIOUS

Classified By: AMBASSADOR ROSS WILSON FOR REASONS 1.4 (B,D).



1. (C) Summary: The Turkish Foreign Ministry provided us
June 3 the serial numbers of five Glock pistols recently
seized by Turkish authorities. Four of the Glocks were
reportedly seized during Turkish law enforcement raids
against al Qaeda cells in Gaziantep, Istanbul and elsewhere
on January 24, 2008. Foreign Ministry officials gave us
information they said they obtained from Austrian authorities
indicating all five Glocks had previously been transferred to
U.S authorities in Baghdad. The MFA is requesting more
information on these weapons and others previously reported
to us via MFA and Turkish National Police channels, as well
as an update on U.S. efforts to ensure accountability and
prevent leakage of weapons transferred to Iraq. End Summary



2. (C) Foreign Ministry Deputy Director General for Security
Inan Ozyildiz presented us with a diplomatic note on June 3
containing the following information (faxed to EUR/SE).
Begin text:

i) The Glock gun with a serial number of "HDB807", captured
during the police operation on 7 January 2008 in Diyarbakir,
regarding the investigation of the car bomb attack on the 3
January 2008, has been traced by the Austrian authorities to
have been sold on 5 April 2005 to the address "US Mission
Iraq, BIAP warehouse Grid MB473884BAIP, Carl Blyth
96407901923831 Baghdad, Iraq".

ii) Austrian authorities also provided the following
information regarding the Glock guns, which were captured
during the operations by the Turkish police against the
Al-Qaeda cells in Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Istanbul and
Yalova on 24 January 2008:

- The Glock gun with a serial number of "HFF220" was sold to
the address "US Mission in Iraq, BIAP Warehouse Grid MB 263
875, Ltc. Emmons, 0 709 192 9098 Baghdad, Iraq" on June 2005.

- The Glock gun with a serial number of "GKK653" was sold to
the address "US Mission Iraq, Ministry of Interior Republican
Compound Baghdad, Iraq" on September 2004.


- The Glock gun with a serial number of "GZR786" was sold to
the address "US Mission Iraq, Baghdad International Airport
Warehouse Baghdad, Iraq" on February 2005.

- The Glock gun with a serial number of "HND915" was sold to
the address "US Mission Iraq, Baghdad International Airport
Abu Ghrayeb Warehouse 68 Abu Ghrayeb Expressway Baghdad,
Iraq" on January 2005.

End text.

The MFA note concludes with a request that U.S. authorities
provide any available information on the above-mentioned
weapons.



3. (C) Referring to DOD Inspector General Kicklighter's April
3 meeting with Turkish Ambassador Nabi Sensoy in Washington,
Ozyildiz aide Ceren Etiz told us that the Turkish government
would welcome follow-up briefings on measures being
implemented in Iraq to strengthen weapons accountability and
prevent further leakage into Turkey. She noted that the
Turkish National Police (TNP) are still awaiting information
from relevant U.S. authorities on Glocks and other weapons
which they have seized since 2006 and which appear to
originate from U.S. deliveries to Iraq. Etiz also stated
that, as Turkish judicial processes move forward on some of
these weapons seizures, the GOT may formally request U.S.
assistance via letters rogatory under our bilateral Mutual
Legal Assistance Treaty. The issue of arms leakage was also
raised briefly by Turkish officials during the May 28 visit
of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff.

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