Effective since December 5, 2018, all tobacco products in Turkey are subject to plain packaging laws. Read more


Turkey was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to February 19, worth more than US$42.35 million. Read more


Star Tobacco International has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Istanbul. Read more


Turkey’s deputy prime minister Recep Akdag says the government is preparing a bill that will expand the ban on the sale of tobacco products. Read more


Turkey is the only country in the world in which all six tobacco control criteria advised by the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are enacted, says an associate professor. Read more


The list of items prohibited from being used in the manufacturing of tobacco products has been updated by Turkey’s Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority. Read more


Akin Akdogan has been promoted at Star Tobacco to lead the CRT business in addition to his current management position at government tobacco monopolies & group logistics. Read more


From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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