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RE: Notes on the meeting with confederation source - Sabah PoC

Released on 2012-02-29 08:00 GMT

Email-ID 276754
Date 2010-06-22 15:43:11
Emre - this is perfect and exactly why we need you working with our
confederation partners. I think I understand why your relationship with
Alparslan at Sabah is more personal and cordial than with Guler at HDN
because Alparslan is, at root, a journalist who follows the issues and
knows the details even though he also runs the shop. Remember, Guler is a
business development manager so she's not the person who knows the details
of international issues as say Taylan or one of the other journalists
does. Gulan's role is sort of like mine or Jen's where she is there to
oversee and manage the relationship and make sure questions get answered
but I think you need to still develop a stronger personal relationship
with Taylan and the other guy who I met and whose name I keep forgetting.

I would suggest having a lunch with Gulan and Taylan and going through the
same type of discussion with them on how we can help them more. Also
please thank them for the great article they put out from the interview
with George on our last day there. Did you see it? I think Alparslan is at
the same point David Judson was at when we arrived there - they want the
collaboration but realize there's more to it than one managing editor can
handle himself and you worked through that problem with him at your lunch
and I expect now he will find that very smart person to do the actual work
under his supervision. David mentioned they have a very smart woman there
- Bilcek or some such name - and I think she's been reading STRATFOR on
her own for a while. But let's see who he chooses.

We may have you visit with our other partners in Georgia and Azerbaijan at
some future point if needed. Pity you don't speak Russian...our APA editor
in chief doesn't speak English - just Azeri and Russian. But you'd manage
fine with a translator. Anyway I am very pleased with the outcome of your
lunch meeting. It's what is needed to make these partnerships effective
and valuable for them as we discussed on our call yesterday.

Now let's see if they follow through and get that new POC at Sabah.



From: Emre Dogru []
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:15 AM
To: Meredith Friedman
Cc: Jennifer Richmond; scott stewart
Subject: Notes on the meeting with confederation source - Sabah PoC
I had a lunch today with our Sabah PoC Alparslan and a to-be diplomacy
correspondent Mehmet Ali (who currently hangs out with Alparslan as a part
of his training).

We talked about recent political developments and than ways to improve the
cooperation between Sabah and Stratfor. I explained him in detail what we
do, what kind of information we collect and how we analyze them. We talked
about the differences between Stratfor's work and journalism, but also the
valuable information that we can share. I gave examples (such as Gaza
flotilla crisis, Kyrgyzstan etc.) to show him how we do a great job in
both collecting and analyzing information especially from the regions
where Sabah may face difficulties in getting insight. I also advised him
to ask Stratfor analysts' opinions on a variety of issues. I also talked
him about our plans to build a new website to publish articles from other
sources and how this could help Sabah to increase its international
profile. I told him that we've partners in other countries, such as
Azerbaijan and Georgia, from which we can get information that Sabah asks
for. I think he has a much better idea now on what issues/countries Sabah
can benefit from Stratfor and he seemed very interested in getting these
information from us.

I asked him his opinion on how things go on Sabah's side. He says he
thinks Sabah's mechanism (in cooperation with Stratfor) does not work as
efficient as it should be. This is because he is usually out of the office
and cannot communicate with the people who work in the office. For
instance last time I called him to ask whether Turkey used UAVs he was on
a trip to Cyprus and it took more time than usual to get me the
information. He will probably find a smart-cookie who will manage our
relation with different desks of Sabah because the main problem that they
face now is the lack of cooperation among their departments. He says all
departments of Sabah will be notified about our role with Sabah, and they
will provide all information anytime to this person (who Alparslan will
choose) who will ask on behalf of us. This will be especially useful when
we ask something that can be found in Ankara. Of course, Alparslan will
supervise the mechanism and make sure that it works well.

One thing I've noticed in meetings with HDN and Sabah people is that two
things help to get our sources' attention. First, is to show during
discussions that I'm personally on top of international events. Second is
to explain in detail what Stratfor does and what we can provide them. I
can also say that I've a more personal and cordial relationship with
Alparslan now (more than HDN PoC Guler).

Let me know if you've questions.

Emre Dogru

Cell: +90.532.465.7514
Fixed: +1.512.279.9468