While some of the salt lakes may be old sea beds, some of them are formed in large ground depressions, from the salt water collected in these pits by passing through the rock salts in the surrounding regions. The waters, which gain a high density in the summer months, evaporate and become a salt pan, like a collection pool of sea waters. Salt water lakes, salt water springs and wells are found in almost every country. The largest salt lake in the world is the Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake, located in Central Anatolia, is one of the most important salt lakes in the world. Salt taken from salt lakes is almost pure. Salinity in the lake may also be due to other salts. For example, the presence of sodium sulphate, potash and similar salts together with sodium chloride in many lakes in Central Anatolia makes it difficult to produce salt economically from these sources. Examples of these are Burdur Lake and Iznik Lake. It was established in Tuz Gölü with three salts. These are Kaldirim and Kayacik in Şereflikoçhisar and Yavşan saltworks in Cihanbeyli. These saltworks, which have been operated by Tekel for many years, were privatized in 2005 and are operated by the private sector. orfe A.Ş produces lake salt from Tuz Gölü and Acıgöl, and sea salt from Çamaltı Saltworks. orfe has a product range that will serve many sectors such as table salt, refined salt, tablet salt, baked salt produced with salts obtained from these sources.
It also carries out studies to raise awareness about salt usage, while delivering it in the healthiest way, which is the Balance of Life.