HAMBURG- Turkey's state grain board TMO has issued an international tender to purchase and import about 6,000 tonnes of crude sunflower oil, European traders said on Tuesday.

The deadline for submission of price offers in the tender is Feb. 23.

Shipment is sought between March 2 and March 25 with unloading in the Turkish port of Tekirdag.

(Reporting by Michael Hogan) ((; +49 172 671 36 54; Reuters Messaging: