Viewing cable 06ANKARA6376
Title: TURKEY WILL CLOSELY STUDY AUSTRALIAN AMENDMENT TO

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06ANKARA63762006-11-08 16:47:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Ankara
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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