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Turkey: Baklava production falls 50% due to coronavirus epidemic


The novel coronavirus has hit Turkish baklava makers, who generally spend busy days making the world-famous Turkish dessert ahead of the Eid Al-Fitr, Anadolu Agency reports.
Orders and sales in Baklava have significantly dropped during the epidemic, Mehmet Yildirim, head of the Association of Baklava and Dessert Producers in Turkey, told Anadolu Agency.
Stating that Ramadan was the busiest period for baklava makers as the demand increased three to four times, Yildirim said this year’s production fell by 50%.
Yildirim said weekend curfews affected the production and the curfews will continue during the feast.
“A 50% decrease in production reduces the number of employees, …read more

Source:: Middle East Monitor

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