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Turkey’s first 'communist' grocery chain goes global

Led by Turkey’s first and only communist mayor, the small town of Ovacik boasts a flourishing farming cooperative whose organic products have taken customers across the country by storm.
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A small grocery store in a tiny town in mountainous eastern Turkey has become an instant success and is now on its way of becoming a nationwide chain. The store, which opened last year in Ovacik in the province of Tunceli, was so overwhelmed with demand from all across the country that four other stores were inaugurated this year in Turkey’s three biggest cities.

The story of Ovacik’s locally produced and natural foodstuffs is about more than healthy nutrition: It's also about politics.

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