Viewing cable 06ANKARA1570
Title: PM ERDOGAN TO ATTEND ARAB LEAGUE SUMMIT, DELIVER

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06ANKARA15702006-03-24 14:07:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Ankara
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C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 001570 
 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/24/2016 
TAGS: PREL EAID KAWC PHUM PREF SU TU
SUBJECT: PM ERDOGAN TO ATTEND ARAB LEAGUE SUMMIT, DELIVER 
RELIEF SUPPLIES TO DARFUR 
 
REF: STATE 45370 
 
Classified By: DCM NANCY MCELDOWNEY FOR REASONS 1.4 (B,D). 
 
¶1. (SBU)  MFA Under Secretary Uzumcu told Ambassador that PM 
Erdogan will be visiting Khartoum March 28-29 for the Arab 
League summit.  PM Advisor Ali Yakital, (who just returned 3 
months ago as Turkish ambassador in Khartoum), confirmed 
Erdogan was invited as a guest of the Arab League in his 
capacity as co-chair of the Alliance of Civilizations. 
Erdogan will address the summit and meet senior officials on 
the margins. 
 
¶2. (C) Ambassador strongly recommended to Uzumcu that Erdogan 
(a) meet with the Sudanese First Vice President for the 
South, (b) travel to the south to show support for the CPA 
and, (c) visit Darfur.  The Foreign Ministry confirmed to us 
March 24 that Erdogan will meet with First Vice President 
Kiir and will travel to Nyala to meet with Darfur refugees 
and deliver a planeload of humanitarian supplies. 
 
¶3. (SBU) We understand that Turkish Trade Minister Kursad 
Tuzmen, who will be in the US next week for the annual 
American Turkish Council meetings, has asked for appointments 
at the Department to discuss trade and the Doha Round as well 
as Sudan.  Tuzmen said he had been in Sudan recently, is 
working on various Turkish construction, investment and trade 
initiatives in the area, and wants to discuss these in 
Washington. 
 
¶4. (U) Given the Prime Minister's attendance at the AL 
summmit, we passed reftel points to the Foreign Ministry on 
March 24. 
 
Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at 
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/ 
 
WILSON