Emre's new sources - Source update

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Date 2010-12-22 16:03:40
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From: "Meredith Friedman"
To: "Emre Dogru" , "scott stewart"

Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:45:51 PM
Subject: RE: Emre's new sources - Source update

Good job Emre - we'll send you to more conferences I think:)


From: Emre Dogru [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:57 AM
To: scott stewart; Meredith Friedman
Subject: Emre's new sources - Source update

Hey Meredith and Scott, I would like to give you a brief update about my new sources after the security conference that I attended this past weekend. (Meredith, I asked Scott to give me permission to attend this conference in November to expand my source network). List below does not include all new sources, but those who can and willing to cooperate. I believe these new sources will enhance our ability to gather information on technical issues such as energy, military and foreign trade.


Source: One guy and one lady from Turkish State petroleum company (TPAO). Guy is an expert on energy security in the Middle East and the lady works on the Caucasus, Central Europe and Black Sea. They both are responsible for natural gas and oil.
Status: They are really willing to cooperate and at the end of the conference we have a personal relationship. Will be exchanging views and information with them in the future. I am pretty confident that they will provide us valuable information. They also told me that they will talk to their superior this week to buy a Stratfor institutional subscription. I will let you know when I hear from them.

Source: Expert in the Turkish army's strategic research center.
Status: Willing to cooperate. Exchanged contact information. But I'm not sure about his qualifications.

Source: Turkish air force official, head of strategic planning. He says he writes speech notes for air force commander when he attends national security council.
Status: He was very willing to talk during lunch and dinner. He said he would be happy to provide information to me if I've questions.

Source: Turkish diplomat at Turkish FM's NATO department. Status: Promised each other to exchange information. I know many people from NATO department but could get in touch with him if needed.

Source: Expert in Undersecretary for Foreign Trade.
Status: I didn't meet this guy at the security conference. I knew him from my undergraduate studies. We met in a reception at least five years ago. I had to get some information from foreign trade institution for a special report that I will be working this week. He helped me to get in touch with people could answer my questions, who gave me tons of information for my research. They said I could ask them anything that I would like to know in the future.

Source update: My main Kurdish source (TR 705), who informed us about PKK ceasefires three times in the past, has become a member of the Turkish main opposition party's (CHP) leadership as a result of the congress that was held this past weekend.

Emre Dogru

Cell: +90.532.465.7514
Fixed: +1.512.279.9468
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Emre Dogru
Cell: +90.532.465.7514
Fixed: +1.512.279.9468
[email protected]
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