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“VIRGINIA AND BURLEY TOBACCO PRODUCTION TO BOOST IN TURKIYE”

Press release…

Umur: “Virginia and burley tobacco production will increase”

Sharing the knowledge that 30 percent of the tobacco to be used in tobacco products produced in Turkiye will gradually have to be grown in the country, Aegean Tobacco Exporters’ Chairperson Ömer Celal Umur stated that there will be an increase in the production of especially virginia and burley type tobacco in this process.

Underlining that Virginia and Burley tobacco production started in Turkiye, Umur said, “Virginian tobacco has reached the annual production level of 10 million kilograms. A trial production of 300 tonnes of Burley tobacco was also made. Turkish tobacco is used in the range of 10-15% in cigarettes in the world.”

“By increasing Virginia and burley production, we are reaching a position that addresses 100 percent of them. We can also say that this situation will reduce our tobacco imports in the coming years,” Umur added…


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