Cyprus

May. 20, 2020

Monumental Olive Trees in Cyprus Destroyed by Wildfires

Wildfires ravaged northern Cyprus last weekend, destroying tens of thousands of acres of crops and forest. Olive growers and oil producers, already struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are facing additional challenges in the aftermath of the blaze.

Feb. 28, 2019

35,000 Tons of Stolen Syrian Olive Oil May Already Be in Europe

This figure represents about half of the olive oil that has reportedly smuggled out from Afrin. A new pro-Turkish ally in the occupied Syrian territory denies the oil "was stolen" at all.

Mar. 1, 2018

Monumental Trees of Cyprus Represent Attempt to Create Elite Cultivar

Researchers speculate that early olive growers had grafted native centennial trees with others imported from Greece and Lebanon to selectively breed for desirable traits.

Nov. 28, 2014

Two Sides of Cyprus Meet Halfway in the Name of Olive Oil

A festival will unite Greek and Turkish Cypriot olive oil producers to face future challenges together.

Sep. 10, 2013

Cyprus Olive Oil Use Slips As Crisis Forces Hard Choices

New figures show olive oil consumption is down in Cyprus due to the economic crisis hitting the country.

Jul. 18, 2013

Cyprus Considers its Own Cruet Ban

Cypriot Minister of Agriculture Nicos Kouyialis says he supports adopting a ban on refillable olive oil containers.

Dec. 17, 2012 World

Make Olive Oil, Not War

Oct. 30, 2012 Production

Cyprus Moves Beyond Bulk

Oct. 24, 2012 Fairs, Competitions

Cyprus Celebrates the Olive Tree