Dubbed the apricot capital, the province of Malatya in eastern Anatolia managed to export its dried apricots to 110 countries across the world throughout 2019.
Turkey is known as a top producer and exporter of apricots, both fresh and dried, and Malatya accounts for 90% of the country's apricot exports.
Apricots are collected from about 8 million trees in Malatya, out of the total 11 million in Turkey. Some 50,000 families are said to earn a livelihood from this product in the city.
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