Star of March - Çalık Holding Group
19 Mar 2020






Established by Ahmet Çalık in 1981, Çalık Holding operates in energy, construction, mining, textile, finance, telecommunications and digital sectors. With operations in 22 countries across Central Asia, Balkans and MENA, the Group employs 25,000 people.


Çalık Holding stands out as is a major player in Turkey and in the world with its subsidiaries: Çalık Enerji in the energy sector; Çalık Petrol in oil exploration; YEDAŞ, YEPAŞ, Limak joint venture KEDS and Kiler joint ventures ARAS EDAŞ and ARAS EPAŞ in electricity distribution; Lidya Madencilik in mining; Gap İnşaat in construction; Aktif Bank, BKT (Banka Kombetare Tregtare) Albania and BKT Kosovo in finance; Çalık Denim and Gap Pazarlama in textile; Albtelecom Albania in telecom; and Çalık Dijital in digital.


Throughout its operations across the world, Çalık Holding is known for its integrity, reliability, robust financial structure and long-term collaborations with international companies. It develops innovative business models and moves forward in its lines of business with sustainable growth. Dedicated to creating lasting value in every geography it operates, Çalık Holding realizes pioneering projects for society and business world through its corporate processes, services and products developed with Industry 4.0, Society 5.0 and sustainability approaches it has embraced.


Exchanges Between SRCIC & Çalık Holding Group


On May 2, 2018,  SRCIC delegation, headed by Chairman Lu Jianzhong, attended the Great Silk Road-Towards New Developments Forum and the Launching Ceremony of Turkmenbashi International Seaportat the invitation of Turkmenistan Foreign Ministry and Çalık Holding Group. During the Forum, Mr. Lu Jianzhong presented the Certificate of Honour for Reviving the Ancient Silk Road to H.E. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. The Turkmenbashi International Seaport was built by GAP İNŞAAT, a subsidiary of the Çalık Holding Group.


On behalf of SRCIC, Mr. Lu Jianzhong presents the Certificate of Honour for Reviving the Ancient Silk Road to H.E. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov


SRCIC Chairman Lu Jianzhong (M) and Honorary Chairman Jemal Inaishvili (R) attending the Launching Ceremony of Turkmenbashi International Seaport


On 17 July 2018, Mr. Lu Jianzhong, Chairman of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) and President of Tang West Market Group, and Mr. Ahmet Çalık, Chairman of Çalık Holding Group had a meeting in Shanghai. Both sides expressed the willingness on stepping up collaboration in areas including finance, logistics and culture.


SRCIC Chairman Lu Jianzhong (L) meeting with Çalık Holding Group Chairman Ahmet Çalık(R)


In February 2020, CLK, a Turkey-based logistics and trading company operating in China under the Çalık Group, donated two boxes of FFP2 masks, 480 pieces in total, to help SRCIC employees with the preventive measures during the corona virus outbreak.


FFP2 masks donated by CLK to SRCIC Secretariat