Turkey’s soda ash projects today, and how they got there

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015

Until 1979, Turkey was unaware that it was sitting on two of the largest deposits of trona ore, the main source of natural soda ash, in the world. Since then, the industry has moved in fits and starts to sit on the cusp of becoming a top contender in the global soda ash market. IM takes a look at the history of Turkey’s soda ash industry and how it hopes to develop in the future.

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The town of Beypazari in central Turkey is best known for its historic buildings and natural springs, but is also home to one of the world’s largest deposits of trona.  Natalie Sayin


Soda ash is the informal name given to the chemical, sodium carbonate (Na2CO3). Originally, sodium carbonate...

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