What do Greeks and Turks think about baklava?

Fri, 23 Jun 2023 6:00 GMT
According to a survey conducted in Greece, one out of every three people think that baklava belongs to Türkiye.
What do Greeks and Turks think about baklava?

According to the survey, at least one out of every three people in Greece thinks that baklava, the first Turkish flavour registered by the European Union (EU), belongs to Türkiye.

According to the survey conducted by the Areda Survey research company simultaneously in two countries for the upcoming Eid al-Adha, 37.3 per cent of Greeks think that baklava is unique to Türkiye, while 62.7 per cent believe that it is a Greek dessert.

In Türkiye, the rate of those who think that baklava is a Turkish delicacy is 95.4 percent.

Greeks like baklava with walnut, Turks like baklava with pistachio
56.5 percent of Turks prefer baklava with pistachios, the rest prefer it with walnuts.

The situation is the opposite for Greeks. 56.9 percent of the respondents prefer baklava with walnuts.

The first product registered by the EU
The first step towards the registration of baklava from Türkiye was taken by Gaziantep Chamber of Industry in 2009.

As a result of the evaluations, the EU granted Gaziantep baklava a geographical indication registration in 2013. Thus, baklava was the first product to be registered from Türkiye.

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