Trakya Yağlı Tohumlar Tarım Satış Kooperatifler Birliği (Union of Thrace Oil Seeds Agricultural Sales Cooperatives) established by the Agriculture Sales Cooperatives for Oil Seeds of Babaeski, Edirne and Lüleburgaz in 1966, is known by its abbreviated name “Trakya Birlik”.
Continuing its activities with a history of more than half a century in Thrace reigon of the country, Union of Thrace Oil Seeds Agricultural Sales Cooperatives (Trakya Birlik) aims to produce all the sunflower needs of the country.
Trakya Birlik, which was established in 1966 by Babaeski, Edirne and Lüleburgaz regions by Oil Seeds Agricultural Sales Cooperatives, has shown a rapid and stable development since its foundation years.
The number of cooperatives, which was 3 at the founding of Trakya Birlik, has increased to 48 in the Marmara, Aegean and Central Anatolia regions today.
Again, the number of partners in the establishment, which was 2,103, expanded to over 40 thousand.
Trakya Birlik sells an average of 30 to 50 percent of the sunflower produced in the country annually.
The Union produced 136 thousand 443 tonnes of refined oil and 9 thousand 110 tonnes of margarine in the 2020/2021 business year in its 2 oil factories, where 1300 people work.