Gaziantep, a city located in southeastern Turkey, grows pomegranates that have been recently awarded Geographical Indication (GI).
"Oguzeli pomegranates" are one of the most important agricultural products of Gaziantep.
Gaziantep Trade Chamber's chairman Mehmet Akinci issued a statement and announced that "Oguzeli pomegranates" have been awarded Geographical Indication by the Turkish Patent Institute. Akinci said that this is Gaziantep's 25th product to be awarded GI status.
Producers grow pomegranates in Oguzeli's central and rural parts, said Akinci and he emphasized that they are of high quality and very tasty.
"Gaziantep is a gastronomic center and we continue to receive GI for our products. The Oguzeli pomegranate is a symbol of abundance and it is among our district's major sources of revenue. The Oguzeli pomegranate, has a thin skin, a special aroma and big seeds." said Akinci.