Gaziantep Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin participated in the beginning harvest of Araban garlic, which is unique with its taste, aroma and texture. Speaking at the harvest in which many dishes made with garlic were introduced, Mayor Fatma Şahin said, “We will distribute the healing to the whole world from Araban.”
GAZİANTEP (İGFA) – In 2015, UNESCO Creative Cities Gaziantep Cuisine, which is in its network, is frequently mentioned in the national and international arena with its unique flavors. The Metropolitan Municipality has accelerated the works carried out for the production and promotion of the geographically marked Araban garlic.
Gaziantep Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin participated in the garlic harvest that started in the Araban Plain, where production increased by 50 percent and meets 1/3 of Turkey’s garlic need. Şahin, who harvested the crops with the farmers, then took over the table, and explained the preparation of Antep Şiveydizi, Gaziantep Garlic Vaccine and Gaziantep Garlic Kebab with the coordinator and chef of the Culinary Arts Center, Doğa Çitçi, with the geographical indication made with garlic.
Making a statement during the harvest, Mayor Fatma Şahin emphasized that the institution supports cold storage, irrigation using renewable energy, affordable garlic production, increasing consumption and increasing support for new markets. “We will produce a lot and introduce it. We will distribute the healing to the whole world from Araban, ”he said. Noting that they quickly received the geographical indication for the product in question, President Şahin said, “Baklava was the first product in Turkey to receive the European Geographical Mark.” We have also applied for garlic at the moment. Because there is a serious demand in the European market. This will create a network. Many of our meals are healing. Many of our geographically marked products are healing. Garlic is shown as the key to strengthening the immune system. The way to get rid of the pandemic is to eat more Araban Garlic and consume the food made. Gaziantep, the capital of taste, will be the capital of healing thanks to Araban garlic.