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SCAR XXXVI Paper 10: Application of Turkey for Full Membership

SCAR XXXVI Delegates Meeting, Online, 16-25 March 2021

SCAR XXXVI Paper 10: Application of Turkey for Full Membership

Agenda Item: 6.1
Person Responsible: Burcu Özsoy

Author: Prof. Hasan Mandal

 

Summary

This paper is an application by Turkey for Full Membership of SCAR as an Initial Stage Program. The letter of application and an annex on scientific work undertaken and to be continued by Turkey are provided. Turkey acceded to the Antarctic Treaty in 1996 and is a non-consultative party. It adopted the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty in 2017.

Recommendations

The Delegates consider the application of Turkey for Full Membership of SCAR.

Budget Implications

Initial Stage Membership fees are $12,400, which would represent an additional annual positive contribution to SCAR's budget, above the Associate Member Fees currently contributed by Turkey.