Turkey's southeastern city to export tomatoes to Europe

Turkey's Sanliurfa province aims to export tomatoes to Germany and Russia, and earn 1 million USD from its exports, the head of a local association said.

Turkey's southeastern city to export tomatoes to Europe

A province in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region is planning to export tomatoes to Europe, local authorities said on Sunday.

Turkey's Sanliurfa province aims to export tomatoes to Germany and Russia, and earn 1 million USD from its exports, the head of a local association said.

"We are making use of geothermal energy in seven facilities in Sanliurfa's Karaali village and growing vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and cucumbers under modern conditions," Muslum Yanmaz, the head of the Greenhouse Business Association in the Southeastern Anatolian Project (GAP) region, told AA correspondent.

Sanliurfa is at the top of provinces producing cotton, wheat, red lentil and corn in Turkey. In recent years, greenhouse industry has developed in this city.

Earlier, Sanliurfa used to sell only cotton and cereals produced in agricultural areas. However, in recent years, this province is producing vegetables in greenhouses and selling them to not only other Turkish provinces but also exporting them.

AA

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