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Press release…

Türkiye, which is the world leader in cherry production with a harvest of 700 thousand tonnes, entered the 2023 season with the target of 80 thousand tonnes of cherry exports and 200 million dollars in foreign currency income.

“Cherry Harvest Festival” was held in İzmir’s Kemalpaşa district, the cherry capital, which is one of the centres producing the first cherry in the Northern Hemisphere with its early cherry varieties and climatic advantages.

İzmir Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Mustafa Özen stated that Turkish agriculture is very valuable for the world, that Turkish farmers produce not only for 85 million people in Türkiye, but also for billions of people around the world and that the country’s agricultural production has increased since 2020.

Pointing out that 3,300 farmers are producing cherries on an area of 86 thousand decares in Kemalpaşa district, Özen said, “No residue is found in any of the samples we took from Kemalpaşa.”

“Congratulations to our farmers from Kemalpaşa for producing quality products and we will get paid for our efforts as long as we produce quality cherries,” Özen added…

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