The Ege Eye is celebrating its 10th birthday this month by publishing a 4-page supplement looking back over its first decade. As the Ege Eye celebrates ten years of uninterrupted service to the community, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for helping us in our success and to give a brief history of the company history, its goals, and how they were achieved.

When the Ege Eye was born 10 years ago the world was a very different place.  Tony Blair was Prime Minister, Australian naturalist Steve Irwin’s death from a stingray barb to the heart was one of the year’s most widely read stories, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, black nail varnish was fashionable and skinny jeans were a must have.  The Ege Eye was taken over by Karim Abdullah and Nagwa Zolfa; and the papers mission was to keep the expat community and visitors informed with up-to-date information on life in Turkey along with stories of interest.

As more people came to the office with individual requests, Karim and Nagwa foresaw that there was a need for a centre where people could drop in and obtain information about life and living in Turkey.  The Foreign Citizens Advice Centre was created in order to respond to these requests and the charitable association is still helping the public with their individual needs today.

Over the years previous editors and writers have been a real asset to the gazette.  They have contributed skill, time, ideas, energy, and loyalty, and our success story would be incomplete without them.  The support of our clients and customers has been invaluable.  Not only have they made us a part of their lives, but they have also helped us to reach out to the people in the Kusadasi area and beyond.  It is this support that has made the last ten years so successful and we look forward to informing the public via the Ege Eye and with the help of the Foreign Citizens Advice Centre for the next ten years.

Source:  Ege Eye

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