It has been eight years since late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı passed away. Organized by his partner of 43 years in sickness and in health – his wife Nurten Tatlıcı and his son Uğur Tatlıcı, the commemoration event hosted his close and loved ones, where they prayed for the deceased businessman.
HE THRIVED WITH GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS IN BUSINESS LIFE TO WHICH HE STARTED FROM SCRATCH
Born in 1931 in Diyarbakır, Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı started his professional life at his father’s dessert shop in Diyarbakır at a very early age; then, moved his business to Istanbul by developing his investments thanks to his ambition, patience and hard work. Having completed many significant and large scale projects as a visionary, the successful businessman passed away on February 22, 2009 and left a substantial inheritance behind.
HIS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES GATHERED TO COMMEMORATE MEHMET SALİH TATLICI
Organized by the late businessman’s wife, Nurten Tatlıcı and his son, Uğur Tatlıcı, the commemorative ceremony brought together many of Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s friends and loved ones.
Gathering together on the morning of February 22nd beside the deceased’s grave, his family, loved ones and friends showed their affection and respect to him once again with great sincerity and through their prayers.
Following the ceremony at Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s grave, his loved ones went to Günaydın Restaurant for the lunch, organized by Nurten and Uğur Tatlıcı. The lunch was followed by a prayer ceremony for the 8th anniversary of the businessman’s death, where all his loved ones honored his memory with love and respect and prayed.
THE LATE BUSINESSMAN’S WIFE NURTEN TATLICI AND HIS SON UĞUR TATLICI PUBLISHED A COMMEMORATIVE MESSAGE
On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the death of Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı, his wife Nurten Tatlıcı and his son Uğur Tatlıcı published a eulogy note in the newspapers, reflecting their love and longing for the deceased.
As published by the wife and son of the late businessman, the eulogy note involved quite meaningful and emotional sentiments:
You were the one who looked at clear blue skies and drew windows, when everybody else saw walls,
You had things you wanted to show to the eyes that knew how to see.
You showed the same compassion
To the bee in its hive
To the ant in its nest
To the man in his world.
You were the one who paved new roads, when roads ended.
Oftentimes like a sage, who knew all secrets of the world,
Oftentimes like a newborn,
You paced all roads with the same excitement.
Not once have you given up against obstacles.
You always carried your country, your future, your loved ones a step further.
Now these roads you paved are our greatest legacy…
You were the one with the lantern, when lights were dim,
Leaking light in utter darkness, for those who wished for enlightenment.
You always wanted to tell us that a human life is not to be consumed,
But an adventure to be enjoyed.
As you approached the end of your adventure,
You left us with great longing,
And the last name ‘Tatlıcı’, which we carry with pride.
On the eighth year of your departure from us,
We commemorate Salih Tatlıcı with great yearning that keeps growing with each passing day,
Him, the most significant meaning of our lives.