The recognition accorded over the past centuries to the value and unique characteristics of olives and olive oil has acquired even greater prominence today. Cultivation of this special fruit occurs only in certain regions of the world. Foremost in importance stand those countries situated along the shores of the Mediterranean. Included among these fortunate countries is Turkey, whose olive production ranks second in the world.
Over the past ten years, Turkey has recorded important progress in olive cultivation. Moreover, it has established processing plants whose technology and capacity insure in terms of both quality and quantity the production of table olives marketable world-wide. Advances with respect to olive oil have also been impressive. A number of firms active in the extraction, refining and packaging of olive oil that meets worlds standards have assumed their rightful places in the sector and pursue the goal of ongoing success.