Turkey has been the main producer of Rosa Damascena for quite a few years, with a crop that usually is somewhat larger than in Bulgaria. Turkey started rose extraction in the 1920’s with people emigrating from Bulgaria after independence. The successful growing area is around the city of Isparta, north of Antalya, where dozens of villages have been growing roses. Because of the competition of Bulgarian rose oil, Turkish producers have given priority to extraction producing concrete and absolute, both products are produced on a large scale. In Turkey, Firmenich sources Rose Damascena extracts from its Naturals Together™ partner, a family owned company with a history going back as early as 1950 when they started cultivation of Rosa Damascena in Senir, near the lake of Burdur (Isparta).