Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention on the prohibition of military or any hostile use of environmental modification techniques, 10 December 1976.
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
Reservation / Declaration