Viewing cable 06ANKARA6445
Title: TURKEY WILL SUPPORT UNGA RESOLUTION ON UZBEKISTAN

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06ANKARA64452006-11-17 15:56:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Ankara
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/18/2016 
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA UZ BM BO IR KN TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY WILL SUPPORT UNGA RESOLUTION ON UZBEKISTAN 
AND ABSTAIN ON IRAN 
 
REF: A. ANKARA 6423 
 
     ¶B. STATE 182267 
     ¶C. STATE 184178 
     ¶D. ANKARA 6377 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Janice G. Weiner for Reasons 1.4 (b, 
d) 
 
¶1. (C) Summary: Turkey has decided to support the resolution 
on Uzbekistan's human rights record at the UNGA Third 
Committee.  It will oppose any related no action motions.  It 
plans to abstain from the vote on Iran's human rights record. 
 End summary. 
 
¶2. (C) Following up on points delivered previously (ref A), 
MFA Central Asia First Secretary Mahmut Sezgin told us Turkey 
will support the resolution on Uzbekistan and oppose any no 
action motions.  According to press reporting, Uzbekistan is 
retaliating by refusing to participate in the Eighth Summit 
Meeting of Heads of State of Turkic-Speaking Countries on 
November 18 in Antalya. 
 
¶3. (C) MFA South Asia First Secretary Aziz Sevi reminded post 
of Turkey's position on Iran resolutions before the 2005 and 
2004 UNGA Third Committees, and indicated their position 
would remain the same (abstention from both the resolution 
vote and the no action vote).  Aziz said the GOT took note of 
the USG position. 
 
Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at 
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/ 
 
WILSON