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LC Waikiki Announces its Special Dress Collection, ‘Rich Noir’ for the New Year, 2017

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LC Waikiki Announces its Special Dress Collection, ‘Rich Noir’ for the New Year, 2017

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ISTANBUL, November 27, 2017

ISTANBUL, November 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

The collection will offer a daring black colour scheme featuring sparkling details. The fashion retailer say customers who don’t want to give up a ‘romantic and charming’style will find a piece to suit their wardrobe in time for the new year.

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The special dress collection for the new year is set to ‘come to life with dazzling pieces,’ according to LC Waikiki. The collection will include velvet jackets, Tulle detailed dresses, sparkling jumpers and beaded trousers. The retailer says women who prefer to be dressed up with LC Waikiki’s special new year’s collection which incorporates dignity with stylish details will be the center of attention on new years. The collection called, “Rich Noir” is inspired by the glamor of a feel-good atmosphere that comes along with new year focusing on elegance and chic silhouettes, glittering fabrics and deluxe accessories. Pearl embedded details and glittered fabrics provide a touch of elegance and present a feminine look. The dominant color black will be accompanied by red and grey treated with the texture of velvet and embroidery. The collection aims to express a luxury spirit through trendy fits and fashionable tops.

LC Waikiki New Year’s collection, the softness of the velvet, the romantic feeling of the lace and the shimmer of the beads carry the New Year’s air into the collection. The Collection aims to keep the energy and the excitement of new year through shining blouses, embellished skinny jeans, tasseled skirts and dresses. It hopes to embody the elegance through different designs with matched accessories.

LC Waikiki New Year Collection for Men will include suits designed with a tailored fit and high quality fabrics. Black and white will be the base of this collection. The luxury presented by the classic pieces, mirroring the glam will, according to LC Waikiki, perfectly match with the women’s collection.

About LC Waikiki

Founded in Turkey in 1988, LC Waikiki’s motto is ‘Everbody deserves to dress well.’ Today, LC Waikiki, the leader in the ready-to-wear clothing industry, provides service in 38 countries with more than 850 stores and approximately 40,000 employees. It aims to make its mark as one of the three most successful European fashion brands by having 1,500 stores by 2023.

http://www.lcwaikiki.com

CONTACT: Rabia Gülsah Salgin, 0090 (0)5366990157, GULSAH.SALGIN@Lcwaikiki.com

Fawaz Alhokair Group has Agreed to Acquire a 10% Strategic Stake in Simit Sarayi, Turkey’s Homegrown Fast Growing International F&B Retail Brand

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Fawaz Alhokair Group has Agreed to Acquire a 10% Strategic Stake in Simit Sarayi, Turkey’s Homegrown Fast Growing International F&B Retail Brand

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ISTANBUL, July 19, 2017

ISTANBUL, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Simit Sarayi today announced that Fawaz Alhokair Group signed a strategic partnership agreement to acquire a 10% stake in Simit Sarayi. Fawaz Alhokair Group will appoint Dr. Abdul Majeed Alhokair, Group Vice President and the driving force behind the Saudi Group’s F&B and retail business, as a member of the board of directors of Simit Sarayi.

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Fawaz Alhokair Group, one of the largest and most successful operators in the shopping mall, entertainment, F&B and fashion retail sectors in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region, signed a master franchise agreement with Simit Sarayi back in 2014 and successfully rolled out 50 Simit Sarayi stores in the MENA region to date. Under the master franchise agreement, Fawaz Alhokair Group plans to roll out more than 250 stores in the next 4 years.

Abdullah Kavukcu, Chairman and CEO of Simit Sarayi said: “We are very happy to have established a strong shareholder partnership with one of the leading international F&B retail companies Alhokair Group. This investment by Alhokair Group will help Simit Sarayi who is currently present in 21 countries continue on its journey to becoming a leading global F&B retail brand with roots from Turkey.

Fawaz A. Alhokair, Founder and Chairman of Fawaz Alhokair Group, said: “We are very excited to become a strategic shareholder in one of Turkey’s leading and iconic F&B retail companies. We have witnessed an outstanding operational and financial performance of Simit Sarayi stores in the MENA region over less than three years and are very impressed by the expanding global footprint of Simit Sarayi.”

About Simit Sarayi

Founded in 2002, Simit Sarayi is Turkey’s homegrown international F&B retail brand, serving fresh Turkish bagels and other popular Turkish bakery products in Turkey and international markets, through its popular retail stores. By the end of 2017, the company will have 408 stores across 21 countries, including Turkey.

About Fawaz Alhokair Group

The Group presently operates a network of over 16 shopping malls, managing 1.6 million square meters of prime retail real estate. The fashion retail business is present across 16 countries, operates 2,100 stores representing more than 80 international brands.

CONTACT: Uyanis Bayar (PR manager of Simit Sarayi), uyanis.tugtas@simitsarayi.com, 00905337430031

Modacruz Raises Series B Financing Led by Middle East Venture Partners; Total of $5M Raised to Date

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Modacruz Raises Series B Financing Led by Middle East Venture Partners; Total of $5M Raised to Date

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ISTANBUL and DUBAI, UAE, June 19, 2017

ISTANBUL and DUBAI, UAE, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Modacruz, the leading mobile marketplace of second hand women fashion items in Turkey, announced today that it has raised $2 million in a Series B investment round led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), the leading venture capital firm in MENA. Hummingbird and Nevzat Aydin also subscribed to the fundraising.

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The completion of the Series B investment round marks the third successful fundraise by Modacruz, which was seeded by Aslanoba Capital in July 2014.

The proceeds of the latest round will fund the next phase of user acquisition and further expansion of Modacruz in Turkey. The investment will also be used to grow the company’s over three million listed items, which is currently the largest listed inventory of pre-owned women fashion items in Turkey.

Founded by Turkish entrepreneur Melis Guctas and backed by its shareholders, Modacruz quickly built a large customer base and inventory. In the last three years, Modacruz has grown its customer base to one million women, sustaining an average order value of $30, which is two times higher than fashion e-commerce’s AOV in Turkey.

Melis Guctas Esin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Modacruz, commented: “When we launched Modacruz, second hand fashion concept was not only a nonexistent culture, but also a taboo amongst Turkish women. We achieved to turn this around and had hundreds of thousands of women experience second hand fashion first hand. We’re now focused on cultivating second hand fashion as a culture through our strong community of women, and turning fashion into a shared experience by enabling women to empower each other. We’re excited to welcome MEVP as a partner, and feel very proud to have not only the most prestigious VCs but also the most successful entrepreneurs in Turkey as our investors.”

Commenting on the investment, Walid Mansour, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at MEVP, said: “We are very excited to invest in Modacruz and join its family. Under the leadership of Melis, the company’s team has done an impressive job in building its reputation as the undisputable second hand fashion marketplace leader in Turkey and we are bullish about its future prospects. We, at MEVP, take pride in supporting the best, brightest and innovative entrepreneurs, who bring fresh ideas and passionately pursue them, creating new business models and marketplace experiences.”

About Modacruz:

Modacruz is a mobile social marketplace, serving more than 1 million women in Turkey, enabling women to buy and sell pre-owned brand name fashion items. Users can sign up to the platform to either find and purchase products or to sell their own. Modacruz was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Istanbul.

About Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP):

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) is a leading, Dubai based, MENA-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of innovative companies, run by talented entrepreneurs primarily in the MENA region. MEVP has more than $120 million in assets under management across four venture capital funds and 40+ portfolio companies. In May 2017, Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties acquired a large stake in the General Partner of MEVP. http://www.mevp.com

About Hummingbird:

Hummingbird Ventures builds the tech companies of tomorrow by empowering exceptional entrepreneurs with swift access to essential advice, radical candor, funding and organisational design expertise. Based in Ghent, London & Istanbul, the Hummingbird team participated in 0->100m+ revenue startups in nine countries.

Contact at Modacruz:
Murat Gun
Chief Customer Officer
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Contact at MEVP:
Walid Mansour
Partner and Chief Investment Officer
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Contact at Hummingbird:
Fırat Ileri
Partner
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+971-4-5584-534

Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017

ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today

Permanently reinforcing its position and energy with its substantial growth figures and innovative approach, today Turkish Airlines is ranking among the world’s major airline companies.

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By ceaselessly continuing its expansion, Turkish Airlines has now added Samara flight to its existing services in Russia, such as to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Stavropol, and recently added Voronezh.

With launching flights to Samara as from 11th April 2017, the global carrier reaffirms its ongoing capacity increase strategy in Russia.

Roundtrip services between Istanbul and Samara will be operated as 3 times per week, as beginning from today. And special round-trip fares are available for Istanbul-Samara starting from 159 USD (including taxes).

Additionally, for the first 6 months of operation to the new destinations, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members, with a 25% reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.

Samara flight times as scheduled from April 11th;

 Flight No. Days Departure Arrival TK 487 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday IST 20:30 KUF 00:55 +1 TK 488 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday KUF 02:05 IST 04:45 

All times are local.

To view the flight schedules please visit www.turkishairlines.com, contact the call center at +90-212-444-0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.

Turkish Airlines, Inc.
Media Relations

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 338 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Turkish Airlines Inc.
Office of Media Relations
General Management Building
34149, Yesilköy-Istanbul
Tel: +90-(212)-463-63-63 – 11153 / 11173
Fax: +90-(212)-465-20-78
press

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Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017

ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today

Permanently reinforcing its position and energy with its substantial growth figures and innovative approach, today Turkish Airlines is ranking among the world’s major airline companies.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161024/431899 )

By ceaselessly continuing its expansion, Turkish Airlines has now added Samara flight to its existing services in Russia, such as to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Stavropol, and recently added Voronezh.

With launching flights to Samara as from 11th April 2017, the global carrier reaffirms its ongoing capacity increase strategy in Russia.

Roundtrip services between Istanbul and Samara will be operated as 3 times per week, as beginning from today. And special round-trip fares are available for Istanbul-Samara starting from 159 USD (including taxes).

Additionally, for the first 6 months of operation to the new destinations, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members, with a 25% reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.

Samara flight times as scheduled from April 11th;

 Flight No. Days Departure Arrival TK 487 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday IST 20:30 KUF 00:55 +1 TK 488 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday KUF 02:05 IST 04:45 

All times are local.

To view the flight schedules please visit www.turkishairlines.com, contact the call center at +90-212-444-0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.

Turkish Airlines, Inc.
Media Relations

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 338 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Turkish Airlines Inc.
Office of Media Relations
General Management Building
34149, Yesilköy-Istanbul
Tel: +90-(212)-463-63-63 – 11153 / 11173
Fax: +90-(212)-465-20-78
press

.

Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017

ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today

Permanently reinforcing its position and energy with its substantial growth figures and innovative approach, today Turkish Airlines is ranking among the world’s major airline companies.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161024/431899 )

By ceaselessly continuing its expansion, Turkish Airlines has now added Samara flight to its existing services in Russia, such as to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Stavropol, and recently added Voronezh.

With launching flights to Samara as from 11th April 2017, the global carrier reaffirms its ongoing capacity increase strategy in Russia.

Roundtrip services between Istanbul and Samara will be operated as 3 times per week, as beginning from today. And special round-trip fares are available for Istanbul-Samara starting from 159 USD (including taxes).

Additionally, for the first 6 months of operation to the new destinations, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members, with a 25% reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.

Samara flight times as scheduled from April 11th;

 Flight No. Days Departure Arrival TK 487 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday IST 20:30 KUF 00:55 +1 TK 488 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday KUF 02:05 IST 04:45 

All times are local.

To view the flight schedules please visit www.turkishairlines.com, contact the call center at +90-212-444-0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.

Turkish Airlines, Inc.
Media Relations

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 338 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Turkish Airlines Inc.
Office of Media Relations
General Management Building
34149, Yesilköy-Istanbul
Tel: +90-(212)-463-63-63 – 11153 / 11173
Fax: +90-(212)-465-20-78
press

Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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Turkish Airlines Further Enhances its Presence in Russia

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ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017

ISTANBUL, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today

Permanently reinforcing its position and energy with its substantial growth figures and innovative approach, today Turkish Airlines is ranking among the world’s major airline companies.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161024/431899 )

By ceaselessly continuing its expansion, Turkish Airlines has now added Samara flight to its existing services in Russia, such as to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Stavropol, and recently added Voronezh.

With launching flights to Samara as from 11th April 2017, the global carrier reaffirms its ongoing capacity increase strategy in Russia.

Roundtrip services between Istanbul and Samara will be operated as 3 times per week, as beginning from today. And special round-trip fares are available for Istanbul-Samara starting from 159 USD (including taxes).

Additionally, for the first 6 months of operation to the new destinations, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members, with a 25% reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.

Samara flight times as scheduled from April 11th;

 Flight No. Days Departure Arrival TK 487 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday IST 20:30 KUF 00:55 +1 TK 488 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday KUF 02:05 IST 04:45 

All times are local.

To view the flight schedules please visit www.turkishairlines.com, contact the call center at +90-212-444-0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.

Turkish Airlines, Inc.
Media Relations

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 338 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Turkish Airlines Inc.
Office of Media Relations
General Management Building
34149, Yesilköy-Istanbul
Tel: +90-(212)-463-63-63 – 11153 / 11173
Fax: +90-(212)-465-20-78
press

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