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08ANKARA614 2008-04-02 04:52:00 SECRET Embassy Ankara
Cable title:  

TURKEY: STATUS REPORT ON INVESTIGATION OF TET

Tags:   ETTC KSCA PARM PREL PGOV MTCRE TU PK 
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DE RUEHAK #0614 0930452
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 020452Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5770
INFO RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD IMMEDIATE 1023
					  S E C R E T ANKARA 000614 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT PASS TO MISSLE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME COLLECTIVE
ISN/MTR FOR MAYES; EUR/PRA FOR HARDIMAN; EUR/SE FOR MALIK

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/01/2033
TAGS: ETTC KSCA PARM PREL PGOV MTCRE TU PK
SUBJECT: TURKEY: STATUS REPORT ON INVESTIGATION OF TET
MAKINA METAL

REF: A. STATE 24222

B. ANKARA 000467

C. STATE 33089

Classified By: Pol-Mil Counselor Carl Siebentritt, Reasons 1.4 (B), (D)
, and (H)



1. (S) We delivered ref C points as non-paper to MFA Head of
Department for Disarmament and Nonproliferation Elif Ulgen on
April 1. Ulgen appreciated the additional information and
stated she would share it with other agencies involved in the
investigation. She provided the following update on GOT
actions taken against the firm Tet Makina Metal Sanayi ve
Ticaeret:

-- Turkish intelligence and law enforcement agencies have
been closely monitoring Tet Makina Metal's activities "for
some time;" and

-- Turkish Customs has recently added Tet Makina Metal to
its watch list alert system. Elif explained that this means
if the firm attempts to apply for an export license for any
products, the application will be automatically flagged
electronically and stopped for review.



2. (S) Ulgen offered her view that given the on-going
scrutiny of Tet Makina, it would be very difficult for the
firm to export anything. She told us she would provide
further results of the investigation as available.

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WILSON