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Krefeld, Germany – “It all started with the belief that it would be possible to produce in Germany those products that Turkish immigrants would enjoy.” This is how Zekeriya Yasemin, the founder of Yayla, starts to tell the story of the Yayla corporation.
Over 180 dairy and meat items produced by Yayla-Türk GmbH, which was established in 1984, are found in Turkish kitchens all over Europe and particularly in Germany.

The Turkish Food Giant of Germany

Mannheim, Germany – In Germany, Baktat, a company that produces and distributes ready foodstuffs, is known to be the largest Turkish food company in the ethnic market. Baktat sells 1600 different products, has 12 companies and nearly 1300 employees, of whom 130 are in Europe. Exclusive of the Turkish markets, Baktat owns close to 12 thousand meters of shelf space throughout Europe.   

Germany Produces and EMS Transports

Dormagen, Germany- According to data from the German Federal Statistics Bureau, Germany’s exports in the first three months of 2008 reached 379.1 billion dollars. This was 21.4% more than the last three months of 2007. The dramatic rise in Germany’s export volume from year to year has also led to an increase in transportation demands.

Experience of Euro-Turks

Prof. Dr. Faruk Şen, director of the Turkey Research Center Association (TAM), recently published a book presenting the statistics he had compiled while doing research on Turks living in the European Union. He also chronicles his own experiences, as a Turk who has spent many years in Germany.

The Grand Master of Gastronomy

Cologne, Germany- In general, many entrepreneurial immigrants start their careers in any new country with a restaurant. Though easy to open, they are also easy to close. Being able to remain profitable takes incredible ingenuity. Müslüm Balaban is one Turkish restauranteur in Germany who will be remembered for a long time to come.

The Brothers that Brought D

Frankfurt – Among the more than 200 döner producers operating in Germany, there is one brand that everyone accepts as a leader in the market: Karmez. The Tütüncübaşı siblings: Müfit, Mustafa, Özer, Önder, Ömer, Enfil, Muzaffer and Şima started their business lives by selling meat to Turkish markets in 1982. Within 20 years, they had become the major producers of prepared döner in Europe.
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