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August 2, 2017
Raisin production in Turkey in 2017/18 forecast is 295,000 tons, down five percent from MY 2016/17 due to sporadic frost and hail damage during the spring in some regions in Manisa and Izmir.
July 19, 2017
Wheat production is forecast at 19.5 million metric tons (MMT) in marketing year (MY) 2017/18 because of high yields, especially in the Southeast and Thrace regions.
July 5, 2017
Turkey has delayed the implementation of a Product Verification Monitoring System (PVMS) for another three months.
June 26, 2017
The Turkish Ministry of Economy prepared a draft law for the establishment of the Halal Accreditation Authority which will provide halal accreditation services to halal conformity...
June 9, 2017
Lifestyle changes due to high levels of urbanization and the increase in income levels have been affecting the consumption patterns of Turkish consumers towards processed and ready-to-eat products.
June 7, 2017
Turkish soybean area and production for MY 2017/18 are now estimated about 22,000 hectares and 85,000 MT, respectively.
May 17, 2017
This report lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the government of Turkey (GOT) for imports to Turkey of food and agricultural products.
May 17, 2017
The Turkish Grain Board (TMO has been given authorization by the Government of Turkey (GOT) to import 500,000 MT of corn duty free until December 31, 2017.
April 28, 2017
The Turkish Grain Board (TMO) completed a corn import tender on April 19, 2017. TMO purchased about 77,000 MT of corn to be sourced from the European Union (EU) and Serbia in the tender.
April 28, 2017
The Turkish government’s 2017 young farmers’ program subsidies will be granted to the livestock sector including cattle, sheep and goat, poultry, beekeeping....
April 19, 2017
Lower polarity rates in the last two harvest seasons in Turkey and unchanged sugar quotas led to a substantial increase in sugar imports in 2015.
April 10, 2017
Post forecasts 18 MMT of wheat production and a planting area of 7.82 million ha in MY 2017/18. Post forecasts corn planting area at 550,000 ha and production at 5.5 MMT for MY 2017/18.
April 5, 2017
In January 2016, Turkey’s Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock added new categories to their genetic requirements which broadened the variety of genetics which can be imported to Turkey.
March 21, 2017
Turkish cotton area and production are forecast to increase about 15 percent in Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18, as good returns and government support encourage production.
March 20, 2017
The seed sector in Turkey has grown rapidly since the new seed law entered into force in 2006. Certified seed production has increased about threefold in last ten years....
March 15, 2017
Turkey reduced the import tariff on chickpeas from 19.3 percent to zero percent until July 1, 2017 due high domestic prices.
March 9, 2017
Turkey’s MY 2016/17 oilseed production is estimated to be about 2.45 MMT. Total production is projected to go up about eleven percent to reach 2.71 MMT in MY 2017/18.
March 8, 2017
On January 1, 2017, the Government of Turkey (GOT) announced increases to special consumption taxes for all alcoholic beverages except wine.
February 7, 2017
Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock (MinFAL) updated the “List of Restricted Substances for Food Supplements” on January 23, 2017, which is a revision from the May 2, 2016 list.
February 3, 2017
The Turkish Grain Board (TMO) completed the wheat import tender which was held on January 13, 2017. After amendments to the regulations, tenders can only be submitted in Turkish Lira.