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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 85)

Published: Thu 4 Feb 2010 06:11 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 1729
UNCLAS STATE 011485
SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 85)
REF: ANKARA 85
1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the Program on Terrorism and Security
Studies at the George C. Marshall Center, College of
International Studies in Garmisch, Germany from 12 February
to 19 March 2010.
2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/03/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:
Name: Izzet LOFGA
Title: Police Chief
Unit: Governorship Security Advisor
Organization: Police Dept. Kahramanmaras
DPOB: 15 March 1969, Saruhanli
Name: Hasan DURMUSOGLU
Title: Chief of Intelligence Department
Unit: Amasya
Organization: Amasya Police Dept.
DPOB: 28 April 1971, Eglenci/Yozgat
4. Candidate to attend the Seminar on Transatlantic Civil
Security
at the George C. Marshall Center, College of International
Studies
in Garmisch, Germany from 02-24 February 2010:
Name: Celal BODUR
Title: Deputy Chief
Unit: Police Commissioner, Ankara
Organization: Turkish National Police
DPOB: 01 January 1965, Alaca/Corum
3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following
statement to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individuals
identified above, as of 02/03/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.
4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individuals
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON
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