Antep baklava first ever registered Turkish product in EU

Turkey’s Gaziantep baklava became the first ever Turkish product registered in the European Commission list of protected designations of origins and protected geographical indications, a list that aims to promote and protect the names of quality agricultural products.

According to the European Commission press release, Gaziantep baklava was one of the three products registered on the list, alongside a particular type of Greek tomato and the “Yorkshire Wensleydale” cheese from the United Kingdom.

Gaziantep baklava also became the 16th non-EU food which received the protected status.