Turkey

Turkey Holds First ‘Mario Solinas’ National Olive Oil Competition

A new competition in Turkey aims to raise the bar for local producers and improve collaboration within the olive sector.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Olive Press

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered a 2,000-year-old olive oil press at the site of an ancient town run by women and dedicated to olive-oil production.
Special Report

Turkey’s Recurrent Olive Oil Crisis

With fluctuating yields and prices, Turkey's inefficient olive oil industry is rarely able to compete with European producers in foreign markets.

Recep Kara Wins Emotional 655th Kirkpinar

In an atmosphere filled with expressions of solidarity, more wrestlers than ever before competed in the 655th Kirkpinar in Edirne.
Olive Oil Times Special

Amid Turmoil, Edirne Readies for 655th Kirkpinar

While Turkey is wrestling with a coup attempt and the violent events that erupted from it resulting in 161 dead and 1,440 wounded, there is no announcement to postpone the 655th Kırkpınar olive oil wrestling tournament.

654th Kirkpinar Coming to Edirne, Turkey

The annual oil wrestling festival opens July 20 and continues until the final round on July 26.
Special Report

Turks Import Olive Oil to Satisfy Local Demand

Turkish olive oil companies are importing olive oil from abroad to make up for shortages in the domestic market.

Turkish Olive Oil’s Indian Ambitions

A Turkish delegation took part in Food Hospitality World in Mumbai to develop the potential of this new market. The goal of Turkey is to take the 25% of olive oil imports market share in the Asian country.