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Cablegate: Afghanistan: Turkey Still Considering Prt For

Published: Fri 16 Jul 2004 08:33 AM
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UNCLAS ANKARA 003950
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS TU AF
SUBJECT: AFGHANISTAN: TURKEY STILL CONSIDERING PRT FOR
TAKHAR
REF: ANKARA 3618
1. Turkish press reported July 15-16 that Turkey had decided
to send a 200-man PRT to Takhar, Afghanistan. We contacted
the Turkish MFA July 16 seeking confirmation/clarification.
MFA informed us that while no decision has yet been taken,
Turkey is indeed reconsidering its formerly withdrawn
proposal (see reftel) to send a PRT to Takhar and expected to
reach a final decision in the next two weeks. MFA South Asia
Department will contact us when a decision is reached.
2. Kabul minimize considered.
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