Tobacco harvested from the Karpaz region, has been sent to factories for processing and sold to several European countries.
This development has boosted moral in the region because, for the past 12 years, there has been no tobacco production in Karpaz.
Secretary of the Karpaz Cooperative Tobacco Sales Company Ltd. Ali Yakus, said that it is the first time in 12 years that 22 tobacco farming families have received permission from the ministry to plant tobacco.
Stating that although they were expecting to produce approximately 7-8 tons of tobacco, they managed to produce only 4 tons because of the drought. He also said that they sold the whole crop at 13TL per kg and added that orders from European countries continue to come in.
They hope to produce larger crops next year and called on the government for subsidies to help them achieve this.