Turgut Aydin Group is one of the top employers in Turkey, with 70,000 employees in all 81 cities of Turkey. The commercial life of our founder, Turgut Aydın, has started in 1958 when he came and started to work in Istanbul in his youth age of 15. His first major company, Dömeks became functional in 1976 in Istanbul. The textiles operations expanded with the foundation of Aydın Örme in 1991, which set to become a leading textile company with a strong manufacturing base in lace, curtains and underwear production. Strong growth success continued in the millennium with the establishment of Memorial Health Group which introduced international quality standards to the Turkish private healthcare sector. The home textiles retailer English Home and food discounter A101 brands are acquired by the Aydın Family in 2008 and in 2009, respectively. Today, the Group operates all-corporate owned 300+ English Home stores and 10,000+ A101 stores. A101 is the first food retailer in Turkey to serve in all 81 cities of Turkey. The Group is also active in ship logistics management, real estate development, construction and fast food industries .