Subsequent to the suspension of the FMD free status on 6 September 2011, the Delegate of Turkey submitted a dossier on 31 August 2012 to the Director General requesting the recovery of the status of an FMD free zone where vaccination is practised in accordance with the relevant provisions of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code (Terrestrial Code).
Based on the documentation submitted and in accordance with Resolution No. 25 of the 80th General Session “Procedures for Member Countries for the official recognition and maintenance of status of certain animal diseases and the endorsement of a national official control programme for foot and mouth disease”, the Scientific Commission concluded that the Thrace region of Turkey fulfils the requirements of the Terrestrial Code to regain its status of the FMD free zone where vaccination is practised as recognised by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates in terms of Resolution No. XV in May 2010, with effect from 17 October 2012.
October 2012/ OIE.