Selling ethanol for domestic use, which typically involves the production of homemade alcohol, will no longer be possible in Turkey after a change in regulations, Hürriyet Daily News reported.
The ban will become effective 60 days after the publication of the new regulations by the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry in the Official Gazette on October 1. Sellers will then have three months to return unsold ethanol to the producer or importer.
It will also not be possible to sell ethanol online.
The change comes because of a 2018 requirement for the addition of denatonium benzoate to ethanol. The words “not suitable for use in food” are on the labelling of the product offered in the market, the daily notes.
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