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Cablegate: Chemical Weapons Convention (Cwc): Status of Cwc

Published: Tue 22 Jun 2004 12:38 PM
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UNCLAS ANKARA 003519
SIPDIS
DEPT. FOR AC/CB E. SIDLER; THE HAGUE FOR CWC DELEGATION
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM ABUD TU
SUBJECT: CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION (CWC): STATUS OF CWC
IMPLEMENTATION IN TURKEY
REF: STATE 125944
1. (U) We delivered Reftel non-paper to MFA Arms Control
Department Head Bulent Meric on June 11. On June 22, MFA
Arms Control Officer Omur Unsay called PolMilOff with the
following reaction: Turkey has completed preparing its draft
implementing legislation that will now require parliamentary
approval. Unsay emphasized that this would take time, but
that Turkey was well aware of the time limit, and that Turkey
expected the legislation to be passed and implemented within
the one year's time available.
2. Unsay added that the MFA had informed the Turkish Embassy
in The Hague of the status, and that the Turkish Embassy
would inform the OPCW Secretariat and the other members of
the Western Group.
EDELMAN
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