The Turkish vessel Yasa Gulten is soon to arrive New Zealand with phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. It will be the second time in less than a year.
On 5 September 2009, the Turkish vessel 'Yasa Gulten' is scheduled to arrive Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.
This is the fourth time in 2 years that WSRW uncovers that the Turkish company Yasa Holding is shipping phosphates from Western Sahara.
The vessel Yasa Gulten carried out a similar shipment to New Zealand in December 2008.
New Zealand's massive imports of phosphate rock from Western Sahara is taking place in violation of international law, and is in support of the illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
WSRW has previously urged the New Zealand government to support the UN efforts to solve the conflict, by terminating its trade with the phosphate rock from the occupied and non-self governing territory.
Vessel Yasa Gulten to arrive New Zealand in Christmas week.
The Turkish shipping company Yasa Shipping is doing it again.
For over 40 years, a Moroccan state-owned company has exported phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.
The export of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara has never been lower than in 2019. This is revealed in the new WSRW report P for Plunder, published today.