US embassy cable - 02ANKARA7757

DEMARCHE ON TIED AID BANS: INITIAL TURKISH RESPONSE

Identifier: 02ANKARA7757
Wikileaks: View 02ANKARA7757 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Ankara
Created: 2002-11-01 13:04:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Tags: EFIN ETRD EAID TU OECD EXIM
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UNCLAS ANKARA 007757 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
 
STATE FOR EUR/SE, EB/IFD/ODF - KEAT 
TREASURY FOR OASIA - MILLS AND GUNARATNE, AND OFFICE OF 
TRADE FINANCE 
STATE PASS USTR - NOVELLI AND BIRDSEY 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EFIN, ETRD, EAID, TU, OECD, EXIM 
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON TIED AID BANS: INITIAL TURKISH RESPONSE 
 
 
REF: STATE 215155 
 
 
Sensitive but Unclassified.  Not for internet distribution. 
 
 
1.  (SBU) On November 1, we shared the U.S. proposal to 
consolidate and update existing bans on tied aid to CEE and 
FSU countries with Turkish Treasury Director General for 
Foreign External Relations Ersen Ekren.  Ekren's office 
generally provides instructions to Turkey's OECD Mission. 
 
 
2.  (SBU) Ekren said his staff would study the proposal 
carefully and, after discussing with Turkish Ex-Im Bank, get 
back to us before the November 25 Participants meeting.  He 
noted that Turkey has limited capacity to provide aid of any 
sort.  The only aid he is aware of to FSU countries is 
through Turkish Ex-Im Bank, and it is tied to some extent to 
procurement in Turkey. 
PEARSON 

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