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.
Jan. 15, 2019
Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.
Jan. 2, 2019
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.
Dec. 18, 2018
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.
Aug. 7, 2018
Producers are optimistic about the future of Turkish olive oils after record-breaking wins at the 2018 NYIOOC.
Dec. 11, 2014
Producers worry that higher prices might cause local consumers and buyers in foreign markets to stay away from Turkish olive oil.
Dec. 5, 2014
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?"
Nov. 26, 2014
Olives from Hatay, Mersin, Antalya, Manisa, and Ayvalık will be processed with the company's new mobile processing unit.
Nov. 7, 2014
An uproar over the clearing of ancient olive groves to make way for a new power plant has grown over social media networks.