Turkey has increased its special consumption tax on alcoholic beverages by 17.1%, according to Istanbul daily Habertürk.

Patrón Spirits has partnered with the Turkish importer BT to distribute the company's tequilas and XO Cafe coffee liqueur.

Turkey: SAB Miller, Anadolu Group and Anadolu Efes have completed the transfer of SAB Miller's Russian and Ukrainian beer businesses in the context of their strategic alliance for Turkey, Russia, the CIS, Central Asia and the Middle East, which was originally announced on October 19, 2011.

Gruppo Campari plans to build a US$44m bottling facility at the Wild Turkey distillery in Kentucky, US.

Diageo has struck an agreement to acquire Turkey's "leading" spirits company, Mey Içki.

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