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Lokum controversy raises awareness of GIs

Recent news in the Turkish media about the registration of Turkish lokum by another party in European Union and thus the prevention of commercial activities relating to lokum in the Community drew the public's attention to the protection of geographical indications (GIs).

Turkish delight, lokum or loukoum is a soft, jelly-like and sometimes sticky confection made from starch and sugar, often flavoured with rosewater and lemon. It is shaped in small cubes that are dusted with sugar or copra to prevent sticking. It may contain small...

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