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16 Jul 2019, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

Turkish producers struggle to survive as Iraq bans egg imports from country

Turkish producers are facing bankruptcy as Iraq has banned egg imports from Turkey since May, bne Intellinews reported. The troubled producers are mainly from the southern province of Gaziantep near the Iraqi border.

Currently, the Turkish producers are trying to sell all the eggs on the local market but at a loss. For example, the price of a 30-egg pack has dropped to TRY 5 while it costs TRY 12 to produce.

The head of Gaziantep Egg Producers' Association, Kenan Uygur, explained the Iraqi ban with political reasons due to the tensions between Ankara and the Baghdad government. Yet, he underlined that the decision did not make economic sense and warned that some producers were sending chickens to slaughterhouses. This might cause supply problems in the future, bne Intellinews added.

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