(MENAFN) As part of his visit to Bursa, Turkey's Minister of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Varank, paid a visit to the Gemlik Olive Market to engage with local traders and discuss ongoing geographical indication studies related to Gemlik olives conducted in the European Union (EU). During the meeting, Varank shared updates on the progress of these studies and outlined upcoming initiatives aimed at enhancing the market and supporting olive producers and artisans.
Highlighting the significance of Gemlik olives, Varank expressed the intention to protect and promote this renowned olive variety, not only within Turkey but also on the global stage. Recognized for its exceptional quality and international acclaim, the Gemlik olive holds a special place in both local and international markets. Varank emphasized the importance of safeguarding this unique product to ensure the prosperity of producers and artisans, while also facilitating its broader accessibility to consumers worldwide.
In line with their commitment to the olive industry, Varank revealed plans to introduce new projects that would enhance the trading environment for Gemlik olives. One such initiative includes the relocation of the Gemlik Olive Market to a larger and more bustling location. By providing tradesmen with a healthier and more conducive space to conduct their business, this move aims to bolster the overall trade experience and foster growth opportunities for all stakeholders.
Furthermore, the minister announced the imminent establishment of a new olive marketplace. This forthcoming marketplace is poised to serve as a dedicated platform for the promotion and trade of Gemlik olives. Varank expressed optimism about the positive impact this new facility will have on the olive sector, asserting that it would create a significantly improved trade environment. The envisioned marketplace is expected to facilitate increased engagement with customers, better market positioning, and enhanced economic prospects for producers and artisans alike.
Through these initiatives, Turkey's Ministry of Industry and Technology is actively working to propel the Gemlik olive industry forward. By investing in infrastructure improvements and fostering a supportive ecosystem, the ministry aims to elevate the reputation and reach of Gemlik olives both domestically and internationally. The commitment to preserving the heritage of this renowned olive variety and empowering local traders underscores the government's dedication to the sustainable growth of the agricultural sector and the promotion of Turkish culinary excellence on a global scale.
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