Who we are

Turkuaz team has a young, multinational and global vision as an outcome of its international business experiences. We know that staying loyal to the brand name and image by following the mission statements of the brands is of utmost importance. While we follow the global rules of doing business, we also know how to finetune the cultural differences so that nothing gets lost in the transition.

Timur Saglam – President

He was graduated from the Department of Economics of Ankara University and earned his postgraduate degree at Southern Illinois University in Political Science. Upon completing his education, he returned home and joined the family business. He was a professional volleyball player between 1980-1988. Later he got interested in extreme, outdoor sports and in 1997 among 42,000 contesters, he was selected to represent Turkey in Mongolia at Camel Trophy - the world famous adventure race. He was the National Champion in quad racing from 2001 until 2003. In 2003 and 2004 he participated in the International Cross Country Rally and he got the first place in his category. He’s dynamic, energetic and hard-working. He embraces an active lifestyle. Timur Saglam’s solid background in the optical sector and his respectable and close relationships with first class retailers which are the driving forces of the sector, certainly provides irreplaceable advantages to the business.


Hasan Kılıc – Financial Director

He was graduated from the Economics Department of Anatolian University. He worked in various global companies for 21 years. Between 1986-1994 he worked for 2 companies at the same time, owned by the same people which dealt with constructing business and which conducted projects for NATO ENF. The company sent him to Libya where he stayed for two years. Upon his return he started working for Park Holding which deals with textile, metal and various investments. Later he worked for the international Schmalbach Lubeca Company as the financial manager. He has been working for Turkuaz since 2004


Alev Keskin – Communications and Marketing Director

She lived in Stuttgart Germany for 6 years where she did her studies at Eberhard Ludwigs Gymnasium in Latin Languages. Later she moved to Turkey and she was graduated from German Simultaneous Translation Department of Istanbul University. She attended the PR Certificate Program at Istanbul Bilgi University. She speaks German and English. She has been working for Turkuaz since 2004.