US embassy cable - 03ANKARA944

MFA REQUESTS SMALLPOX/ANTHRAX VACCINES

Identifier: 03ANKARA944
Wikileaks: View 03ANKARA944 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Ankara
Created: 2003-02-06 15:47:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: AMED ASEC AMGT MARR PREL TU
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C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 000944 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
SECDEF FOR OUSD-P/ISP/TSPCP/CTR 
 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/03/2008 
TAGS: AMED, ASEC, AMGT, MARR, PREL, TU 
SUBJECT: MFA REQUESTS SMALLPOX/ANTHRAX VACCINES 
 
REF: A. 02 STATE 256691 
     B. 02 STATE 256701 
 
 
(U) Classified by DCM Robert Deutsch for reasons 1.5 (B) and 
(D) 
 
 
(C) Polmiloff delivered refs A and B to MFA Iraq desk officer 
Ferhat Alkan on December 13 and subsequently learned that the 
information had been passed to MFA's International Political 
Organizations Department.  Meeting with Econoff on February 
4, Feza Ozturk, MFA Department Head for International 
Political Organizations, provided the GOT's response to ref B 
offer of access to U.S. smallpox and anthrax vaccines. 
Ozturk stated that the GOT would like to receive vaccines for 
30,000 persons for smallpox and 70,000 persons for anthrax. 
The GOT would dedicate vaccine for 20,000 military personnel 
for both smallpox and anthrax from these amounts, and would 
also be interested in receiving a civilian/military expert 
team to discuss the vaccines.  Ozturk also requested 
confirmation that there would be no charge to Turkey for the 
vaccines. 
PEARSON 

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