Before Teachers' Day, florists built up their stocks in order to offer the most beautiful products to their customers. As a result, it was seen that the florists showed great interest in the flower auction held in the Incek Neighborhood of Ankara's Golbasi district. The President of Ankara Florists' Chamber of Craftsmen, Emin Cimen, briefed the press about the preparations they made before Teachers' Day.
Cimen said that a total of 20 trucks of flowers came to Ankara for auction from various provinces of Türkiye, mainly Adana, Mersin, Antalya, and Yalova, before Teacher's Day. Stating that florists bought flowers from the auction in order to provide better service to their customers, Cimen said, "We are happy that our flowers ended up in the hands of teachers. We know that the best gift to our teachers is flowers."
Emphasizing that florist shopkeepers are not "opportunistic," Cimen said that they want to popularize the flower every day, not just one day.
Regarding whether there was an increase in flower prices, Cimen said, "We do not make any price increases on products, regardless of a normal day or special day. We did not have a special price increase because it was Teacher's Day. "
Pointing out that for Teacher's Day, the sales of flowers in pots and bunches are mostly done by florists, Cimen said that the most preferred species are chrysanthemum, carnation, and arbor rose in bunches and cyclamen, azalea, and poinsettia in pots.
Cimen stated that in the past years, more emphasis was placed on imported flowers, and this year, local flowers were in demand. Referring to the flower demands from various countries, Cimen said: "From now on, we will export the flower, not import it. Previously, we were mainly exporting to Russia and Ukraine, but now we continue to work on Italy and France, the countries with more demand. These countries mainly want carnations."