Turkey is world leader in viticulture


September 21, Fineko/abc.az. A Grape Festival has been organized in cooperation with the Municipality of Suleymanpasha and the Tekirdag Viticulture Research Institute of the Tekirdag Province of Turkey.

ABC.AZ reports that the festival was attended by Turkish Agricultural Research & Policy Department’s head Metin Turker, Tekirdag governor Aziz Yildirim, Suleymanpasha Municipality’s chairman Juneit Yuksel, Tekirdag agriculture & forestry director Oktay Ocal, director of the Tekirdag Research Institute of Viticulture Mehmet Ali Kyraji and numerous guests.

Metin Turker, delivering speech at the event, said that the event is of particular importance: "We occupy a very important place in the world for the production of grapes. Grapes are grown on an area of 390,000 hectares. We rank the 6th position in the world, growing 3.7 million tons of products. Our export potential is $700 million. We make great contribution to the national economy. Turkey also ranks 1st in the world in the export of grapes," he said.