angWe mourn the passing of Tekfen Group Founder and Honorary Chairman, our esteemed and distinguished elder, Ali Nihat Gökyiğit who throughout his life believed in the power of constant development and progress, strived to help humans live in peace and harmony with nature, was a devoted pioneer of modern environmental-friendly approaches and spearheaded a great number of community projects. He served his country for almost a century along with his friends and companions in Tekfen, late Necati Akçağlılar and late Feyyaz Berker. Gökyiğit was recipient of the “Superior Public Service Award” from the Presidency of the Turkish Republic, the “Superior Service Award” by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by the Japanese government and the Galatasaray Environmental Award as well as Honorary Doctorates from Boğaziçi, Çukurova and Gaziosmanpaşa Universities. He served as Honorary Consul of Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.

With great sorrow and heartbreak, we wish Allah’s mercy on the deceased and convey our deepest condolences to his mourning family, loved ones, and the entire Tekfen family.