Turkey: 'Carnation export revenues may boom with better marketing"

Producers in the southern province of Antalya export flowers to 33 countries in Europe, especially the Netherlands.

Carnations account for 80 percent of the export market, followed by ranunculus and dianthus barbatus flowers with 10 percent collectively, and gerbera, solidago, and other flower varieties accounting for the remaining 10 percent.

Every year, 1 billion branches of cut flowers, including 600 million branches of carnations, provide $165 million in foreign currency to the national economy.

The carnations grown in the greenhouses in the Mediterranean province of Antalya's Kepez district are highly preferred for special occasions globally, especially for New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Women's Day.

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