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Jul. 16, 2017

Ismail Balaban Wins 656th Kirkpinar

Balaban narrowly missed out on the title in 2013, when he was beaten by Ali Gürbüz, who was later stripped of the title when he was exposed as one of 16 oil wrestlers who had tested positive for banned substances.

Jul. 10, 2017

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.

Jun. 15, 2017

Turkey Removes Controversial Article in 'Olive Law'

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

Sep. 7, 2016

Turkey's Recurrent Olive Oil Crisis

With fluctuating yields and prices, Turkey's inefficient olive oil industry is rarely able to compete with European producers in foreign markets.

Jul. 24, 2016

Recep Kara Wins Emotional 655th Kirkpinar

In an atmosphere filled with expressions of solidarity, more wrestlers than ever before competed in the 655th Kirkpinar in Edirne.

Jul. 16, 2016

Amid Turmoil, Edirne Readies for 655th Kirkpinar

While Turkey is wrestling with a coup attempt and the violent events that erupted from it resulting in 161 dead and 1,440 wounded, there is no announcement to postpone the 655th Kırkpınar olive oil wrestling tournament.

Jul. 1, 2015

654th Kirkpinar Coming to Edirne, Turkey

The annual oil wrestling festival opens July 20 and continues until the final round on July 26.

Feb. 15, 2015

Turks Import Olive Oil to Satisfy Local Demand

Turkish olive oil companies are importing olive oil from abroad to make up for shortages in the domestic market.

Feb. 9, 2015

Turkish Olive Oil's Indian Ambitions

A Turkish delegation took part in Food Hospitality World in Mumbai to develop the potential of this new market. The goal of Turkey is to take the 25% of olive oil imports market share in the Asian country.

Jan. 12, 2015

Turkey’s Olive Oil Exports Fall by Half

Producers are holding on to their stocks with expectations that prices will rise following the poor harvests in Italy and Spain.

Jan. 8, 2015

Production Unit Opens in Kilis, Turkey

An organic olive oil production unit will offer employment possibilities to the recently settled Syrian refugees.

Dec. 11, 2014

Turkey Fears Backlash in Local and Foreign Markets with Higher Prices

Producers worry that higher prices might cause local consumers and buyers in foreign markets to stay away from Turkish olive oil.

Dec. 5, 2014

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?"

Nov. 26, 2014

Nar Gourmet Debuts Mobile Olive Oil Production Truck

Olives from Hatay, Mersin, Antalya, Manisa, and Ayvalık will be processed with the company's new mobile processing unit.

Nov. 9, 2014

Yirca Villagers Rejoice, Replant

After 6,000 olive trees were felled for a new power plant, there's celebration in Yirca, and new plants of a different kind.

Nov. 7, 2014

Farmers and Police Clash in Turkey Over Clearing of Trees

An uproar over the clearing of ancient olive groves to make way for a new power plant has grown over social media networks.

Nov. 6, 2014

Ayvalık Panel Calls for Investment in Turkey's Olive Sector

A panel at the Ayvalık Olive Harvest Days, discussed the need to invest in olive oil sector in Turkey and join forces with international efforts.

Nov. 5, 2014

Ayvalık Hosts 10th International Olive Harvest Days

The picturesque coastal town was the stage for the 10th annual Ayvalık Harvest Days this weekend.

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