Turkey, a Contracting Party to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947 (GATT) and a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 1995, implements free trade agreements in accordance with Article XXIV of the GATT 1947. Under this Article, Turkey could grant, under certain conditions, more favourable treatment to its trading partners under a customs union or free trade area, without extending such treatment to all WTO members. . . .