Turkey signs UN Arms Trade treaty as 76th country

The Arms Trade Treaty will come into force 90 days after the ratification by the parliament of the 50th signatory state.

Turkey signs UN Arms Trade treaty as 76th country

Turkey signed on Tuesday the United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as the 76th country.

Turkey's permanent representative to the UN Halit Cevik signed the ATT saying Turkey made major contributions during the preparation process of the treaty. He stated that Turkey's standards in the arms trade are "actually beyond the inserted provisions of this treaty."

Cevik underlined the importance of "universal rules" in the global arms trade, adding that all member countries should sign the treaty.

Turkey signed the ATT as the 76th country. The treaty was opened to signature on June 3. Countries which sign the treaty need to ratify it in their own parliaments and inform the UN.

The Arms Trade Treaty was approved in April 2013 with the support of 154 country's votes in the General Assembly of the UN.

The treaty will come into force 90 days after the ratification of the 50th signatory state.

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