IN AUGUST 2007, TURKEY WAS WELCOMED AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS.
With the admittance of Turkey into the Kimberley Process, the total number of participating nations has grown to 74.
The requirements to become a Kimberley Process Participant include passing legislation that implements the minimum standards of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme which consists of:
- the establishment of an authority for the purpose of communication pertaining to the import and export of rough diamonds
- the development and implementation of a government-validated Kimberley Process Certificate
- the establishment of internal controls
Source: Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Document