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 Overview of the Holding

The foundation of Arıkanlı Holding dates back to the establishment of the MEF Private Teaching Institutions in 1972.  Arıkanlı Holding was established in 1996 when all the affiliate companies were joined together under one roof to achieve "strategic synergy and coordination."

Today, Arıkanlı Holding has achieved major success in the areas of:

  • Education,​
  • Shipping,
  • The Media and Publishing,
  • Tourism and Health,
  • Energy,
  • Organic Agriculture,
  • Insurance,
  • Industry and Construction,
and is an organization which has gathered an investment chain of 24 companies under one roof.
Arıkanlı Holding is known and recognized for its "firsts." In this context, the companies Arıkanlı Holding has established have succeeded in taking their places among Turkey's oldest and most thriving enterprises.  At the forefront of these establishments stand such brands as the MEF Educational Institutions and Yurtiçi Kargo. 
Arıkanlı Holding adheres to the principle of growth through continuous renewal. It believes that growth and development can only be achieved through quality production. It is for this reason that the Corporation holds quality above all in every sector it serves.
Since its establishment, Arıkanlı Holding has always been guided by a belief in international free competition and adherence to the law and to the code of ethics, regarding these factors as the prerequisite for economic and social advancement. The Corporation has placed great importance on rules and regulations and on creating modern management and administration methods based on productivity and profitability. It continues to develop the new companies it has established with the same understanding, both in and outside of the country.
In keeping with its corporate mission, for many years, Arıkanlı Holding has brought to life many social responsibility projects and it continues to support projects that are beneficial to the community. 

Some Social Projects:

  • The Corporation has built libraries, laboratories, workshops, conference halls and sports facilities at its four Elementary Schools in Istanbul.
  • For 21 years, it has organized a MEF Research Project Competition for national and international high school school students.
  • MEF students represent Turkey in the European Youth Parliament.
  • Our Group companies set funds aside in their budgets for non-refundable grants for many philanthropic organizations, among them, LÖSEV, the Elementary Schools Assistance Foundation, the Turkish Spinal Cord Stroke Victims Association, and the Community Volunteers Association.