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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.

Apr. 22, 2013

Turkey’s Olive Oil Exports On the Rise

According to a report, Turkey managed to benefit from Spain's reduced olive oil production, doubling exports to 20,000 tons.

Dec. 10, 2012

Turkey Aims to Boost Olive Oil Exports to $3.8b in 10 Years

Olive oil producers and exporters in Turkey have set an ambitious target to increase olive oil exports twentyfold in 10 years.

Dec. 4, 2012

Ancient Ruins in Amos, Turkey

A rental agreement etched in a stone tablet from the third century BC says that the tenant must plant an olive tree every year.

Nov. 25, 2012

Olive Harvest at Turkey's Dionysos Hotel

A family helps with the olive harvest at Dionysos boutique hotel in southwest Turkey, and learns how olive oil is made.

Sep. 4, 2012

When it Comes to Olive Oil Consumption, Turkey Lags Behind Other Big Producers

Turkey is one of the leading olive oil producing nations in the world, but its local per capita consumption is surprisingly low.

Nov. 13, 2011

Still Lower Prices, Black Olives for Breakfast in Latest IOC Data

Worldwide trade in olive oil is up 10 percent on last year - an increase of 120,222 tons, according to figures just released by the International Olive Council.

Mar. 14, 2011

One Use for Olive Oil After its "Best By" Date

For once it doesn't matter if it's fruity, bitter or pungent. It just need to be slippery. Still, nothing but olive oil will do when wrestlers square off in this ancient ritual.

Mar. 7, 2011

Izmir Hosts First Olive Oil Technology Fair

The Olivetech Olive Oil and Technology Fair took place in Izmir, Turkey. The four-day event drew attention to industry challenges as well as its progress.

Mar. 1, 2011

Turkish Olive Oil Aims for Asia

Turkey is one of the producing countries that have embarked on an aggressive marketing campaign in the Asian region for the promotion of its olives and olive oil.

Feb. 22, 2011

ZZTK: Advancing Turkish Olive Oil Abroad

Turkey's Promotional Committee for Olive and Olive Oil will attend a number of events in 2011 to promote Turkish olive oil to developing markets around the world.

Feb. 2, 2011

Celebrating Olive Oil Culture and Cuisine in Burhaniye

Each year locals and a few lucky tourists gather in this small town on the Aegean coast to salute olive oil culture with music, dance, exhibitions and great food.

Jan. 24, 2011

Turkey's Bilici Group, Italian Partner to Produce Olive Oil

Tamer Bilici said, “We have gone to Italy and completed our talks with Italian officials. We plan to put the facility into operation using high technology.”

Oct. 14, 2010

Ayvalik’s Fabled Olive Oil

It's a pity that Ayvalik’s olive oil can only be enjoyed locally, in places like Fasulye, where Muazzez Uludere Eris cooks up vegetarian dishes including her signature kidney beans.

Aug. 26, 2010

Q&A with Hidamet Asa, Chairman of Turkish Olive Giant Marmarabirlik

Claiming to be the world's largest producer of olives, Marmarabirlik sets its sights on new markets with an ever-expanding range of products.

Jul. 30, 2010

Q&A With Mustafa Tan, National Olive Oil Council of Turkey

Our goal is to bring all segments of the industry together, find solutions for the problems, and make our country’s olive industry succeed to the throne where it deserves to be.