Turkey will become the 65th member of UPOV on November 18th. This means that there is an effective system in place in that country for the protection of breeders’ rights. Turkey is an important producer of cut flowers and some other plants and could be an important market for some PFE breeder clients. There have been problems reported in recent years with illegal propagation by Turkish growers, so it is to be hoped that breeders will now have the legal tools to fight this effectively.