High prices are a nuisance
Prices are ridiculously high for the 23,000 mt of hazelnuts the TMO is currently selling. They range at TRY 68/kg for regular Levant quality nuts and at TRY 65/kg for pointy inshell hazelnuts. Demand is, unsurprisingly, very low for these stocks. Backlash is also that the state-run organisation failed to provide the market with much needed reasonably priced raw nuts at a time when international demand is high, especially for 13-15 mm raw hazelnuts.
Local prices for sizes 11-13 mm and 13-15 mm have instead drifted the furthest apart