Turkey

Spanish Senators Demand Investigation of Turkish Imports

The search is on to determine whether stolen Syrian olive oil has been imported into Spain under the guise of 'Made in Turkey.' A criminal investigation could be coming.

Turkey Accused of Selling Stolen Syrian Olive Oil as Its Own

Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.
Special Report

Millenary Olive Seeds Found in Important Archeological Site in Turkey

4,000-year-old olive seeds and utensils were been found in Oylum Höyük, an historical mound located in a fertile plain in Kilis province in Southeastern Turkey.

Production in Turkey Stumbles After Bad Harvest, but Trends Upwards

Even as some predict Turkey could become the world’s second largest olive oil producer, the country’s changing climate is forcing olive farmers and producers to do things they have never needed to do before.
Olive Oil Times Special

A Very Good Year for Turkish Olive Oil Exports

A good year for olive growers combined with relatively poor years in the Mediterranean and a depreciating Lira, see Turkish exports on pace for a five-year high.

Turkish Producers Keep Up Momentum After Strong Results at 2018 NYIOOC

Producers are optimistic about the future of Turkish olive oils after record-breaking wins at the 2018 NYIOOC.
Special Report

Redemption for Orhan Okulu at 657th Kirkpinar

Last year's runner-up has now claimed victory at the 2018 Kirkpinar olive oil wrestling championship.

Olive Skills Help Rehabilitate Turkish Prisoners

In addition to pressing the olives grown on prison land, the facility also charges locals a small fee to process their olives.