Viewing cable 06ANKARA6423
Title: TURKEY TO CO-SPONSOR UNGA RESOLUTIONS ON BURMA AND

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06ANKARA64232006-11-15 15:56:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Ankara
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/15/2016 
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA TU BO BM KN
SUBJECT: TURKEY TO CO-SPONSOR UNGA RESOLUTIONS ON BURMA AND 
NORTH KOREA; VOTE IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION ON BELARUS AND IN 
OPPOSITION TO BELARUS-SPONSORED ANTI-U.S. RETALIATORY 
RESOLUTIONS 
 
REF: A. STATE 182267 
 
     ¶B. STATE 184178 
     ¶C. ANKARA 6377 
     ¶D. STATE 187018 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Janice G. Weiner for reasons 1.4 (b) 
 and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) Turkey has decided to co-sponsor resolutions on the 
human rights situations in Burma and North Korea in the UNGA 
Third Committee, to support the U.S.-sponsored resolution on 
the human rights situation in Belarus, to oppose no action 
motions proposed by countries across the board, and to oppose 
the anti-U.S. retaliatory resolutions sponsored by Belarus 
and Uzbekistan. 
 
¶2.  (C) Following-up on the Ambassador's November 9 delivery 
of ref a and b points to Deputy Under Secretary of Foreign 
Affairs Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan as reported ref c, we 
delivered on November 15 ref d points to MFA East Asia 
Department officer Evren Akyol, MFA Eastern Europe Head of 
Department Meltem Buyukkarakas, MFA Multilateral and Human 
Rights Head of Department Hasan Ulusoy, and MFA Americas Head 
of Department Oguzhan Ertugrul.  In response, MFA 
interlocutors shared their respective positions as outlined 
in para one on proposed resolutions on North Korea, Burma, 
Belarus, and Belarus-sponsored resolutions concerning the 
human rights situation in the United States, the issue on 
secret detention and unlawful transfers, and on opposing 
 
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country-specific human rights resolutions. 
 
¶3.  (C) Decisions have not yet been made on resolutions 
concerning Iran and Uzbekistan.  We will continue to pursue 
Turkey's support of those. 
 
Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at 
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/ 
 
MCELDOWNEY