The European Union is insisting on becoming irrelevant in the Cyprus issue despite repeated assertions of hoping to have a role in the resolution on the island.
Turkish innovators have been slow to realize the potential of a patent. For years we have been lagging far behind the western world. But things are getting better. According to the World Intellectual Property Organizations 2015 report based on intellectual property filings in 2014, Turkey ranked 24th in patent filings, seventh in trademark filings and sixth in industrial design filings. In 2018, we have climbed to 22nd in patent filings, while slipping to 10th in trademark filings and staying at sixth in industrial design filings. And we have done it in a state of economic and political turmoil.