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The Emikeni logo is a grape

Our logo—a simple grape sketch from above—holds a story that is deeply personal to me and the heart of Emikeni. This isn't just a random image; it's a tribute to my grandfather, Enver Ziya Karal, whose journey continues to motivate us at Emikeni.

In the middle of the Balkan Wars, my grandfather's family sought a better life, leaving their homeland behind. Amidst the chaos, he became the only one to reach Turkey, marking the start of a new chapter.

At just 8 years old, he faced the challenges of being an orphan, alone in a foreign land. Upon arrival, the Turkish government needed a last name, a detail he lacked. So, he chose "Karal," meaning a single grape separated from the bunch.

This simple word held more weight than it seemed. Like that lone grape, my grandfather embodied the spirit of standing out and shaping his path against all odds. The grape shape in our logo even resembles a smile, a nod to his optimism.

His life story reflects kindness and achievement. A gentle soul, he turned his resilience into hard work, rising as a leader in Turkey. His efforts played a role in shaping the nation's move towards democracy.

Our grape logo isn't just an image; it's a reminder of our origins and the core of our mission. It is a constant cue that through optimism, we can overcome obstacles and create our own paths. My grandfather's story reminds us to face challenges with unwavering resolve.

In each grape, we don't just see a fruit but a symbol of strength and unity. It reminds us that even alone, we can thrive and make a difference. As we carry forward my grandfather's legacy, we're driven by the belief that, like that single grape, we can stand out, create positive change, and contribute meaningfully to the world.

We are on a mission


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