Turkey's 'Olive Law'

Wildfire Destroys Grove in Turkey

In an ironic twist of fate, Turkey's olive trees had just been saved from proposed changes to the country's “olive law” when they went up in flames.

Turkey Removes Controversial Article in ‘Olive Law’

While the decision was welcomed, olive oil industry leaders fear the issue will crop up again.
Special Report

Turkey’s Prime Minister Fuels ‘Olive Law’ Debate

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim appeared to support the proposed changes to the law that protects small groves in comments he made at a meeting on June 3rd.

Turkey’s Olive Trees Threatened by Draft Law

If the new law gets the green light, any olive grove housing less than 15 trees per decare (2.5 acres) will not be classed as an olive grove and be put at risk for redevelopment.
Olive Oil Times Special

More Olive Groves Leveled in Turkey to Make Way for Power Plants

After the second case of olive trees being uprooted in this Aegean region in recent weeks, a local official asked, "Will we use electric to feed people?"