Justin Vela

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Tea farming along Turkey’s Black Sea coast

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Given all the movement regarding Syria, the United States, and Russia, a story on tea farming in Turkey is perhaps out of place now.

But that is precisely the story I published recently with EurasiaNet.org.

Turkey: Tea farming to be privatized?” is a dispatch from Turkey’s Black Sea province of Rize. Tea is a major industry there, and has been for decades. The Turkish government’s current focus on free market enterprise and privatization has many tea farmers concerned about the future of a public tea company that buys tea leaves at a subsidized price.

The story includes a nice photo essay by Istanbul-based photographer Mathias Depardon.

Written by Justin Vela

September 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Tea farming in Turkey’s Rize province

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Tea farming in Turkey's Rize Province

Tea farming in Turkey’s Rize Province. August 2013. 

Today I am writing up a story on tea farming in Turkey and the struggle between public and private companies.

 

The story will be published by EurasiaNet.org in the coming days.

Written by Justin Vela

September 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

Posted in Bosporus Blog, turkey

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