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Turkish olive oil is an investment in the future of the country.

At the Cunda Cultural Center, a panel convened with the theme “olive oil binds you to life,” organized. Namık Kemal
Nazlı, the governor of Ayvalık,

Local officials and olive sector representatives from Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco and Jordan attended the panel.

Neşet Akkoç, the deputy secretary of the customs and trade ministry, indicated that in the past 10 years, olive oil
consumption rose from 900 grams to 2 kilograms per capita in Turkey.

As for exports, since May, 2014, there have been presentations to countries like Japan, China, Canada, Brazil and USA.
Akkoç mentioned that Turkey has only 4 percent of the world olive oil market, and this is not enough. He emphasized
that manufacturers should unite, establish a brand and find new markets.

The moderator of the panel Ümmühan Tibet, the president of National Olive & Olive Oil Union, mentioned that by 2023,
Turkey is targeting to reach the second spot in exporting, behind only Spain.

The chairman of the board of Ayvalık Chamber of Commerce, Benhan İbrahim Kantarcı said that his aim was to make the
Harvest Days an international event and this year that was achieved. Now, the priority is to increase olive oil
consumption to 3 liters, and make the Turkish olive oil known to the world.

Districts like Ayvalık, Edremit, Gemlik, Burhaniye, Didim joined the Mediterranean Olive Oil Cities Network
(Re.C.O.Med) which was established in Spain and had 13 member countries, including Turkey.

Elisa Scuto, general secretary of Re.C.O.Med, gave information about the union which has made efforts toward the
recognition of olive cultivation in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The panel also discussed a mining law proposal which would sanction the destruction of olive groves in Turkey. The
“olive is the life” campaign to stop the measure has collected so far 156,000 signatures.

Soledad Serrano, the president of QvExtra International, a non-profit organization with a purpose to promote top
quality in olive oil and make manufacturers act in unison, lamented that olive manufacturers are getting poorer each
day in Spain, the world’s leading olive oil producer.

Gürkan Renklidağ, the chairman of Aegean Exporters of Olive & Olive oil union, repeated his group’s demands for
incentives for table olive production for the purpose of improving industrialization and product packaging.

Renklidağ added that the union has prepared public television announcements to raise awareness in Turkey and he
indicated that Turkey’s investment in olives and olive oil is an investment in the future of the country.


Turkish olive oil producers

As people discovered the benefit of “superior” nutritional consumption, olive oil took its well-deserved share from it. Turkey ranks numer four in the world in olive oil production, and second in table olives; but sorry to say, the new laws may create a bad decline in production. The olive is the fruit of happiness. Olive oil is used throughout the world, but especially in the Mediterranean countries. Olive harvest methods virtually have not been changed for thousands years. Clazomenae is also quite close to the ancient town of Miletus near the modern town of Didim, which is the birth town of the famous scientist Thales. In short, it is built to form a friendship and foster solidarity between populations who have olive oil in their veins all across the Mediterranean basin.

Now, the goal is to increase olive oil usage to 3 liters, and make the Turkish olive oil known to the world. Harvest period is between November and March. olive oil. Olive tree is grafted by these civilisations who have competency and skills in the fields of agriculture and trading. It spreads over Mexico and Peru in the 1560s; over a wide geography from California, Chile and Argentina to Australia and South Africa via the Italian immigrants last half half of the 19th century. For this reason, there is no difference for olive oil production method between the present and 6 thousand years ago.
This creates a huge advantage for a town that is so associated with olives. Olive oil is an oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The olive tree is their sustenance; life revolves around it; in a way, all the mighty civilizations owe their existence to the olive. With continuous system oil mills used in modern facilities, the paste is centrifuged without the use of a press at which stage the process is accelerated in the addition of water at 26â€\”28 degrees. As a result, the demand for olive oil in Western countries soared and consumers thought to eat wisely, avoid food with additives and prefer natural products. There is no accurate information as to the start of olive oil production.
Mediterranean Region: In the homeland of olives, Mediterranean Region in Turkey is lagged behind other regions in the country. Per capita olive oil consumption in Greece is 20 kg, in Italy 12 kg, in Spain 10 kg, whereas in Turkey it is below 1 kg. This life cord is now trying to grasp at ties with international solidarity networks in an effort to secure its future.

Facing common challenges, Turkish olive oil producers have decided to join hands with international networks. Olives are washed with cold water and kept over vibrating grills for excess water to drip, in order to be free of their leaves, vines and all other impurities, before being crushed. Southern regions commonly start a bit earlier, with the harvest work moving slowly north thereafter let us hope that their work together takes the same path.
As Turkish olive oil should be cherished for what it is a natural asset to all that appreciate quality

Great Hotel Spectacular Location Bafa Lake In Turkey

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From the Land of Selene Bafa Lake In Turkey

The Legends and Myths that surround Lake Bafa Include the Goddess of the Moon. Selene However the views and scenery by day or by night are real.
If you are a photographer it is paradise landscape views that are dynamic and dramatic.
The lake and surrounding landscape create not just a natural habitat for visiting wildlife but a set for every aspiring photographer
Forget selfies the light and views here change in the blink of an eye and if photography is your passion this place will be your dream.
Sunsets are dramatic but one thing that even surpasses those is the Lake at full moon maybe the legends are true if they are not the atmosphere here at full moon is just mystical and could launch any Goddess of the moon.and any followers would be happy.

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