Sep. 1, 2021
The government said it implemented the ban to prevent price speculation and protect small producers. However, many producers largely opposed the prohibition.
Aug. 23, 2021
Producers worry that the country’s worst wildfires in recent memory are a symptom of climate change, and that the government is not adequately preparing for future fires.
Aug. 16, 2021
Bahar Alan started producing olive oil as a hobby but has since dedicated herself to cultivating local varieties to produce high-quality organic olive oil.
Aug. 2, 2021
The new plan aims to promote organic farming, technological innovation, recycling and renewable energies just weeks after the E.U. made a similar commitment.
Jul. 30, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated Turkey’s fledgling olive oil tourism industry. However, producers believe agritourism is the future of the sector.
Dec. 14, 2020
Bad springtime weather and logistic challenges have made what was expected to be a tough year even worse.
Oct. 8, 2020
Seyfettin Selim has invested in a state-of-the-art nursery school and daycare in Edirne. He plans to have the school ready to open in time for the 659th edition of Kırkpınar.
Aug. 24, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic originally delayed the 659th edition of the world's oldest sporting event from the first week of July to September. Now the main sponsor and ceremonial head of the event says he no longer supports the tournament taking place.
Jul. 9, 2020
The centuries-old Kırkpınar olive oil wrestling championship will reportedly not go ahead until the end of summer or autumn. The decision was made by the event organizers after consulting with Turkey’s Ministry of Health.
May. 26, 2020
With 18 Golds and 10 Silvers, Turkish producers walked away with more awards at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality competition this year than ever before.
Jan. 10, 2020
A recent study from Turkey appears to confirm earlier reports that olive leaf extract could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
Jun. 15, 2017
While the decision was welcomed, olive oil industry leaders fear the issue will crop up again.
Jun. 6, 2017
The draft proposal which the government claimed was to support the development of industry and production was highly criticized by the olive oil industry and opposition parties and as it threatened the country’s olive oil production.
May. 22, 2017
A new competition in Turkey aims to raise the bar for local producers and improve collaboration within the olive sector.