A stevia farm in the northern province of Rize remains non-operational even though 16 million Turkish Liras were spent for it. Processing the sugar-yielding plant stevia has been delayed because "producers can't find enough flat fields to grow," Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said.
A truck accident in Turkey's northern province of Rize revealed that more than 20 tons of tea was being imported to the nation's capital of tea production. While a lawyer said he would file an official complaint about the imports, an opposition lawmaker presented parliamentary questions to the trade minister, inquiring about the source of the imports.
Vecdi Erbay writes from Diyarbakır: Since cafes and teahouses have been closed due to the coronavirus, a number of people started selling tea on the streets of Diyarbakır. Some of them are roving tea sellers. They stroll around the city until they come across a policeman.