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HİSTORY


R.L699 İznik Olive Agriculture Sale Cooperative is established in İznik district, which lies on the eastsouthern of Marmara Region and in a fertile basin at the eastern end of theLake İznik (Turkish: İznik Gölü), bounded by ranges of hills to the north and south. İznik borders Yenişehir district to the south, Orhangazi district to the west, Sakary province to the east, and Kocaeli province to the north. The district dwells at an intersection point latitude 29o E and longitude 40o N. Surface area of the district is 753 kilometers square, and population of the district is 44.690 according to the general census of year 2002. The district covers Elbeyli and Boyalıca municipalities and 37 villages.  

 

Foundation of İznik goes to B.C 316 with the name “Antigonia”, several years later in B.C 310 the city takes the name “Nicea”. İznik, carrying signs of Hellenistic, Rome, Byzantines, Seljuk and Ottoman Empire, is today is a kind of open air museum. Since 16th century, İznik becomes a tile center. The greatest religious discussion of Byzantine history was resolved at the 7th Ecumenical Council held in İznik in 787. Lake İznik adds an additional value to İznik.  

 

Established in 1970 by 11 olive producers, 699 İznik Olive Agriculture Sale Copeartive joined to Association of Marmara Olive Agriculture Sale Cooperatives (MARMARABİRLİK) by the decision 4 on 01.08.1970.  

 

An alteration is made in the charter of cooperation in 2001, re-determining the territory of activity of the association, phrase” limited responsible” is added to the title of the cooperative and its name altered as R.L699 İznik Olive Agriculture Sale Cooperative. Territory of the Cooperative is the boundaries of İznik, Osmaneli and Pamukova districts. Our cooperative covers 24 partner territory, which era as follows: Elbeyi and Boayalıca within boundaries of İznik, Orhaniye, Müşküle, Mahmudiye, Yörükler, Çakırca, İnikli, Ömerli, Tacir, Hisardere, Hocaköy, Çiçekli, Dereköy, Kaynarca, Karatekin, Çamdibi, Şerefiye, Drazali, Derbent, Aydınlar, Göllüce, Mustafalı villages and some villages within the boundaries of Osmaneli and Pamukova districts. The number of registered partner in our Cooperative is 6.016.  

 

Our cooperative employs 32 personnel and makes production with 6 depots with a total capacity of 13.000 tons, containing 1.836 pickle and storage pools. The objective of the cooperative has been to establish cooperation among the producers, to provide their requirements, to help producers use their product in the best way and to improve their economical benefits. Our cooperative, with 25 thousand of production from 1,600,000 olive trees with the boundaries of Gemlik, produces 5 thousand tons of olive from 250.000 olive trees in the territory of our cooperative in Osmaneli and Pamukova districts.  

 

R.L699 İznik Olive Agriculture Sale Cooperative is a leading organization furnishing service to over 15 thousands people with family members. The fundamental role of the cooperative has been to increase the value of olive production of associate producers, while serving best quality and healthy olives to the consumers’ taste. Olives of İznik are very preferable by consumers due to their first-class quality and flavor.

 

Founders of İznik Cooperative

  1. Mustafa AKIN

  2. Hasan KAYAHAN

  3. Osman YAĞCIOĞLU

  4. Hasan CANAVAR

  5. Mehmet SAVAŞ

  6. Mehmet ÖZBEK

  7. Mahzar KARAGÖZ

  8. Mustafa AKBAŞ

  9. Raşit ÇALIK

  10. Selim YAVUZ

  11. Hayrettin TUFAN