While apple producers have been revolting on the grounds that “they are in a debt spiral and they have to keep their products in the warehouse”, this revolt of the producers also echoed in the AKP. AKP deputies told Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli, “The problems in onions and potatoes have been partially solved. However, problems in apple production continue. Steps should be taken to find a solution,” he complained. It is stated that Pakdemirli also stated that they were working on a solution by “acknowledging the problem”, but he took the situation “to ti” with the joke of AKP Deputy Chairman Binali Yıldırım, “Bring it, let’s eat the apples”.
Apple producers from all over Turkey are looking for solutions for their unsold products and left to rot in warehouses. Most recently, apple producers in Isparta and Niğde rebelled. Producers of apples that could not be sold in Isparta had to pour out their production or sell them to fruit juice factories, it was frequently mentioned by the CHP deputies, and the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality bought the Isparta apple after the initiatives. Similar reproaches came from apple producers in Niğde. CHP Niğde Deputy Ömer Fethi Gürer also brought the problems of apple producers to the agenda.
AKP PEOPLE ARE ALSO AGAINST
AKP deputies also reproached the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli about the problems of apple producers. According to the information received, Minister Pakdemirli briefed the AKP deputies on agriculture and forestry activities at the party headquarters on 7 June. In the briefing in question, Pakdemirli, one of the AKP deputies, said, “The problems of onion and potato producers have been partially solved. But apple producers are in trouble. During the visits to the region, many apple producers describe the situation they are in and react to this situation. As the government, we need to solve the problems of our apple producers as well,” he said.
Minister Pakdemirli also accepted the problem. He stated that the Ministry is working on a solution to the problems of apple producers. However, in the aforementioned briefing, AKP Deputy Chairman Binali Yıldırım’s joke “Bring it, let’s eat the apples” after AKP deputies’ reproach drew attention. Yıldırım’s taking the issue to “ti”ofIt is also stated that it “disturbs” lawmakers who are faced with the problems of apple producers in the region and who say that they have “difficulty responding”.
Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.
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