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Upon signature: Interpretative statement: "In the opinion of the Turkish Government the terms "widespread", "long lasting" and "severe effects" contained in the Convention need to be clearly defined. So long as this clarification is not made the Government of Turkey will be compelled to interprete itself the terms in question and consequently it reserves the right to do so as and when required. Furthermore, the Government of Turkey believes that the difference between "military or any other hostile purposes" and "peaceful purposes" should be more clearly defined so as to prevent subjective evaluations".

SOURCE: Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, Status as at 31 December 1994, United Nations, New York, p. 908