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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:43 AM
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Turkey Allowed U.S. 'Extraordinary Rendition': WikiLeaks
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 12:31 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Economic Times

17 JAN, 2011, 07.29PM IST

Turkey allowed US 'extraordinary rendition': WikiLeaks

BERLIN: The US secret services used Turkey as a base to transport terrorism " suspects as part of its extraordinary rendition programme, German daily Die Welt reported today citing a WikiLeaks cable.

Some 24 CIA flights landed at Incirlik airport in southern Turkey between 2002 and 2006 with the knowledge of the Turkish military, according to a cable from the US embassy in Ankara dated June 8, 2006, the paper said.

"The Turkish military has since 2002 allowed us to use Incirlik as a refuelling stop for prisoner transport flights from 'Operation Fundamental Justice', but revoked permission in February this year," said the cable, referring to the rendition programme.

Die Welt published excerpts from the cable in German. On June 14, 2006, a spokesman for Turkey's foreign ministry, Namik Tan, told reporters: "The Turkish government and state never played a part (in the secret transfers) ... and never will."

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topics.cms?query=tu...



http://www.thenation.com/blog/157814/wikileaks-news-vie...

Greg Mitchell at The Nation:

10:50 I noted below at 9:00 a tip from my friend at Aftenposten that his paper had shared its cache of cable with Germany's Die Welt. And now we see that the German paper is publishing a bombshell: "The US secret services used Turkey as a base to transport terrorism suspects as part of its extraordinary rendition programme, German daily Die Welt reported today citing a WikiLeaks cable.

"Some 24 CIA flights landed at Incirlik airport in southern Turkey between 2002 and 2006 with the knowledge of the Turkish military, according to a cable from the US embassy in Ankara dated June 8, 2006, the paper said. 'The Turkish military has since 2002 allowed us to use Incirlik as a refuelling stop for prisoner transport flights from 'Operation Fundamental Justice', but revoked permission in February this year,' said the cable, referring to the rendition programme.

"On June 14, 2006, a spokesman for Turkey's foreign ministry, Namik Tan, told reporters: 'The Turkish government and state never played a part (in the secret transfers) ... and never will.'"
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:55 AM
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1. so when are we prosecuting?
Doh.

K&R

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:17 PM
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5. Bwahahahahahaha! Only the innocent are prosecuted in America! nt
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:56 AM
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2. Until those who perpetrated these crimes stand before the Rule of Law
there is no Rule of Law.

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:58 AM
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3. K&R
Sick, sick.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:14 PM
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4. Operation Fundie Justice?
:wtf:

fuckers have NO SHAME
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:09 PM
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6. WikiLeaks cables: Turkey let US use airbase for rendition flights
Source: Guardian

Turkey allowed the US to use its airbase at Incirlik in southern Turkey as part of the "extraordinary rendition" programme to take suspected terrorists to Guantnamo Bay, according to a US diplomatic cable.

Turkey's involvement in the controversial programme was revealed in a cable dated 8 June 2006, written by the then US ambassador to Turkey, Ross Wilson. The cable described Turkey as a crucial ally in the "global war on terror" and an important logistical base for the US-led war in Iraq.

"The Turkish military had allowed us to use Incirlik as a refuelling stop for Operation Fundamental Justice detainee movement operations since 2002, but revoked this permission in February of this year. We understand OSD and JCS have been discussing whether to approach Turkey to seek to reverse this decision," the cable said.

"We recommend that you do not raise this issue with TGS pending clarification from Washington on what approach state/OSD/JCS/NSC wish to take."



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/17/wikileaks-c...




rut roe
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:23 PM
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7. Go figure, Not. KnR
you got mail....
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