17 Oct

Turkey’s olive oil exports expected to reach $5 bln by 2023

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi said he expects olive and olive oil exports this year to reach $300 million, increase almost by 100 percent next year and total up to $5 billion by 2023, while speaking at the Third Akhisar Harvest Festival on Sunday. Büyükekşi also said any sector that helps reduce the […]

21 Mar

6th Edition of Vinolive, a Turkish Olive and Olives Oil Fair

The Aegean province of Izmir will host the Sixth Vinolive Olives, Olive Oil and Technology Fair between May 21 and 24. Georgian Minister of Agriculture Bakur Kvezereli had a meeting with IZFAS’s director general Dogan Isleyen, and received information about the upcoming fair. More than 150 Turkish and foreign companies are expected to join the […]

18 Aug

Century-old olive trees saved by young businessman

Sedat Kirt, Shocked by the destruction of a forest of ancient olive trees amid the environmental degradation of a coal mine, a young businessman from Datça has initiated an extraordinary eco-project. Building engineer Timur Kabaklarlı, 32, now owns 1,500 olive trees after seeing the centuries-old trees being cut for coal mining. During a business trip […]

14 Jul

A Thousand Wrestlers and Two Tons of Olive Oil

Every summer for the last 650 years, Turkish men have gathered to see who was the strongest, fastest and slickest of them all. It’s called Kirkpinar, and it’s the biggest oil wrestling competition in the world. The well-muscled men face off in the middle of a grassy field, as a crowd of thousands looks on […]

10 Jul

Unilever to sell Turkish Olive Oil business

Unilever Plc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Komili, the olive oil brand that it owns in Turkey, for an undisclosed price to Ana Gida, part of the Anadolu Group and expects to close the deal in 2008. The international food manufacturer said the transaction is part of its announced plans to […]