Tag: Laleli from the Ashes
Laleli A Phoenix Resurrected from the Ashes
Unveiling Unbelievable Tales
In the vibrant district of Laleli, where tales of resilience and rebirth unfold, one name stands out—Hakki Celik. Originally an architect by profession, Hakki’s journey took him from France to Algeria, where he engaged in restoring the famed Andalusian and Ottoman District of Kezbah. Amidst his adventures, he married and later returned to Turkey, driven by a desire for his children to embrace their Turkish heritage. Transitioning from official roles, Hakki, guided by his Urfa lineage, ventured into the trade business. Seven years ago, he acquired a flat in Laleli and initially delved into tourism, focusing on connections with Algeria. Subsequently, he expanded his horizons, engaging in foreign trade with Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Fluent in French, English, and Arabic, Hakki Celik became a witness to the evolution of the luggage trade and the remarkable transformations in Laleli.