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
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