“Tat Towers to be used in the battle against Corona Virus”

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Tat Towers in Istanbul’s Zincirlikuyu district, the masterpiece of late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s ambition, patience and hard work, are offered to the court of probate by his youngest son, Uğur Tatlıcı, to be used in the battle against Corona virus.

Uğur Tatlıcı also requested from the court that the hundreds of paintings and other valuable objects, kept in Tat Towers by the court of probate, to be auctioned and the income be donated to the Ministry of Health after expenses and taxes are deducted, so that the sum can be used in the battle against Corona virus as well.

Late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s work is kept idle for years

Twin business towers in Istanbul’s Zincirlikuyu district, Tat Towers, were built by late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı with entirely his resources, without using any loans at all. Following his death, his sons and grandchildren from his first marriage, however, did not find their portions from the inheritance to their liking and started filing one inheritance lawsuit after another, which caused these towers to remain idle for years. The towers have been offered to the services of the Ministry of Health to be used in the battle against Corona virus (COVID-19), the effects of which are immensely felt in our country, as well as the rest of the world.

The proposal to utilize Tat Towers in the battle against Corona virus pandemic

The offer was submitted by Uğur Tatlıcı, the late businessman’s youngest son from his second marriage to Nurten Tatlıcı. According to the investigations of our news crew, Uğur Tatlıcı submitted this proposal on the date of March 24th, 2020, through his lawyers to the 2nd Civil Court of Peace of Istanbul, which is the handling authority of Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s estate.

In the event that the other heirs – Ahmet Tatlıcı, Mehmet Tatlıcı, Salih Ziya Titiz and Bedriye Kamer Tatlıcı – accept this offer and the Court of Probate approves it, this charitable proposition will mean that the Tat Towers buildings will be allocated to the Ministry of Health until May 31st, 2021.

Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s collection that is worth millions of dollars is also decaying in warehouses

Uğur Tatlıcı also offered that over 500 substantially valuable paintings and antiques to be immediately auctioned and the income shall be donated to our Ministry of Health to be used in the struggle against Corona virus, once the expenses and taxes are deducted. The objects in question are held at Tat Towers buildings and the majority of them belong to Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı.

It has been pointed out by experts numerous times in the past that the paintings and antiques in question are possibly worth millions of dollars in total value.

Tat Towers can be a significant center in the battle against Corona virus pandemic

Tat Towers buildings could be put to use as a significant logistic support, test center and even hospital with its eight-story underground garage, a floor space of thousands of square meters and a location that coincides with highly important roads in a city like Istanbul with a big population, against the Corona virus pandemic that has been increasingly affecting our country for especially the past few weeks, taking numerous lives. To that end, this step, taken towards the allocation of Tat Towers to the usage of the Ministry of Health, catches attention as vital support.

Similarly, the income that would be acquired from the auction of the valuable paintings and antique objects in questions, which have been waiting in these buildings, could represent a substantial resource for our Ministry of Health in the struggle against the pandemic of Corona virus.

Responses from the other heirs in the face of this charitable proposal carry great importance

However, the validity of this proposition, which would be quite charitable and represent an important supporting pillar in the battle against Corona virus outbreak, depends completely on the kind of response the aforementioned heirs will provide in the face of such a humanitarian service…

As a matter of fact, these heirs – Mehmet Tatlıcı, Ahmet Tatlıcı, Salih Ziya Tatlıcı (Titiz) and Bedriye Kamer Tatlıcı – always said “NO!” to similar philanthropic offers in the past (except for Bedriye Kamer Tatlıcı)…

These heirs said “NO!” to all the charitable propositions in the past…

Similar charity propositions that were taken to the other heirs in the past were unfortunately declined by them without any justification whatsoever; said offers included donations to the families of miners, who lost their lives in the Soma accident on May 13th 2014, and many local and international organizations that work for good deeds and humanitarian help around the world – Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent), Lösemili Çocuklar Vakfı (Foundation of Children with Leukemia), Türkiye Korunmaya Muhtaç Çocuklar Vakfı (Turkish Foundation for Children in Need of Protection), Bedensel Engellilerle Dayanışma Derneği (Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled), Darülaceze Foundation, Mehmetçik Foundation, Şehit Aileleri Derneği (Martyrs’ Families Association), TEMA (Turkish Foundation for Combating Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats), Altı Nokta Körler Derneği (Six Points Association of the Blind), Türk Eğitim Vakfı (Turkish Education Foundation), Türk Kalp Vakfı (Turkish Heart Foundation), Türk Böbrek Vakfı (Turkish Kidney Foundation), Türkiye Kanserle Savaş Vakfı (Foundation of Battling Cancer in Turkey), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and many more…

(For detailed information about this, please see: “Mehmet Tatlıcı Said “NO” to the Charity Offer…” ; “No Response to the Donation Proposal” ; “Another “NO” Answer, Even for Soma Victims?” and “Million Dollar Donation to UNICEF from Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı” news articles).

Tat Towers: The result of ambition, decisiveness, farsightedness and hard work

Late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı started his professional life in the dessert shop of his father in Diyarbakır at a very young age. He expanded his business with his ambition, patience and hard-working nature. Over time, he developed his business in Istanbul and signed off on many important investments and projects, including a masterpiece such as Tat Towers, as the charitable businessman he was.

Inheritance cases following the death of Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı

When Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı gave in to the relentless disease he had on the date of February 22nd, 2009, the will he penned a while before his passing surfaced. Late Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı disinherited his two sons from his first marriage, Ahmet Tatlıcı and Ali Tatlıcı, and requested that his other son, Mehmet Tatlıcı, as well as his grandchildren (Salih Ziya Tatlıcı and Bedriye Kamer Tatlıcı) from his first marriage benefit from the inheritance as per their reserved share, in his official will. He also decreed that the remainder of his estate shall be given to his second wife, Nurten Tatlıcı, and his son from this marriage, Uğur Tatlıcı…

Nevertheless, his children and grandchildren from his first marriage, whose names are mentioned above (Mehmet Tatlıcı, Ahmet Tatlıcı and children of late Ali Tatlıcı – Salih Ziya Tatlıcı (Titiz) and Bedriye Kamer Tatlıcı) unfortunately thought that their shares from the late businessman’s inheritance, which is said to be worth millions of dollars, were less than they desired, and they initiated a number of inheritance lawsuits, including the revocation of the will and the redistribution of the inheritance.

Turkish Justice ruled that the late businessman’s official will is valid, yet…

Consequent to the legal processes that have taken years, Turkish Justice ruled that Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s will is, in fact, valid and in standing, and the distribution of the inheritance is to remain the same, as decreed by him (on the condition that only Ahmet Tatlıcı is to benefit from it also as per his reserved portion).

Following the lawsuits initiated by the heirs, a large collection, the majority of which does not actually belong to the late businessman’s estate, for they are owned by Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı, consisting of hundreds of precious paintings and antique objects, was put to storage in the warehouses in Tat Towers business center by the 2nd Civil Court of Peace of Istanbul, which was the authority, handling the estate. The court oversees the preservation of the collection, while it is not used for any humanitarian purposes at all…

We understand that the underlying mentality is “If it is not to my benefit, it shall be to no one’s”; but what about our citizens?…

As a matter of fact, the heirs, who just cannot come to an agreement in all of these affairs, do not really have an interest here; however, one clear fact catches attention at the core of their everlasting animosity – the mentality of “if it is not to my benefit, it shall be to no one’s”

And what about the spouses and children of the miners, who lost their lives in Soma…

And what about the citizens of this country, who are in need of services of the many institutions that work day and night for charitable and humanitarian purposes…

And what about tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of people that could be saved from this pandemic of Corona virus nowadays by taking advantage of a service that could be provided to them?…

Let us see if they will put aside their differences and say “YES” to this charitable proposition?

According to the investigations of our news crew, inheritance related disputes, which have been ongoing for about 11 years since the passing of late Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı, are the consequences of the never-ending enmities of the heirs, whose names we mentioned above…

Let us see how Mehmet Tatlıcı, Ahmet Tatlıcı and Salih Ziya Tatlıcı (Titiz), who never said yes to similar offers in the past, and Bedriye Kamer Tatlıcı, who only said yes once before, will respond to this charitable offer of Uğur Tatlıcı, concerning donations that would support the battle against Corona virus pandemic…

We hope for once that they say “YES” to this charitable offer and reveal the kind of humanistic attitude that would set an example to the whole world…

We strongly hope that the aforementioned heirs will put aside their “enmities”, stemming from the “inheritance disagreements” at least for the time being (for they thought that their shares of millions of dollars were less than desired and obviously they had to demand more) and say “YES” to this charitable and humanitarian offer…

In fact, their late father and grandfather, philanthropist and businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı, always listened to the requests of those in need and never refrained from supporting them in any way that he could.

These dutiful sons and grandchildren, who owe their wealth and luxurious lifestyles to late Mehmet Salih Bey and all that he gave to them, we hope, would not disrespect the esteemed memory of this honorable man, whose last name they carry on, behave in accordance with his legacy of “respect humans and the world and listen to the needs of people,” and set an example for the whole world to see in these challenging times against the Corona virus outbreak…

We will continue to share all developments with our readers and the public as Tatlıcı Truths news crew…

 

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