OUR FOUNDERS

In 1937, the founder of Bayburt Group Kiyasi Senturk was born to Haci Veli and Nazli Senturk in Adabasi Village of Bayburt. He was involved in agriculture and livestock breeding with his family until 1955. In this year, he married with his beloved wife Adisah.

In 1960’s, he felt homesick which was the common fate of many Bayburt residents. He was employed as an apprentice, a foreman and a master builder in numerous construction projects throughout Turkey. In 1970, he travelled to Germany, a country defined as a painful foreign land in our country. As he returned to the country in 1973, he commenced contracting works in Ankara with the excavator and loader machinery that he has purchased with his savings in Germany. Until 1987, he continued working with two brothers under the title of Kiyasi Senturk and Partners. In 1987, Kiyasi Senturk has founded Bayburt Construction Company together with his brothers and sons. By this company that laid the foundations of contemporary Bayburt Group, he succeeded as a contractor in the projects of various institutions including Rural Services, State Hydraulic Works and State Highways.

Kiyasi SENTURK has founded SENBAY Petrol in 1997, AGROBAY Greenhouse in 2002, BAYBURT Energy in 2006 and Sut Kardeshler in 2012 to serve in fuel, agriculture, energy and dairy industries respectively. Introduced the stated companies standing as the leaders in relevant industries to Turkish economy, Kiyasi Senturk also played an important role in formation of Bayburt Group with his diligent, foresighted, unitary and leader identity. He carried his principle “to maintain the prestigious status as a Bayburt resident as well as to glorify the reputation of entire Senturk family” to his family members and employees.

As the child of a farmer family from Bayburt, he put emphasis on agriculture and livestock breeding industries. Under the guidance of his deceased son Hasan Senturk, he founded the cutting edge greenhouse and livestock facilities in our country. He placed particular importance by supporting such facilities that are probably his childhood dreams. He spent his final days mostly in these facilities. As he lost his son Hasan Senturk in 6 April 2012 due to a cruel disease, Kiyasi Senturk bore this pain for only two more years. Following his demise in 2 April 2014, he was buried near his son in Dikili District of Izmir Province.

Kiyasi Senturk spent his entire life with the passion to serve Bayburt city and its inhabitants. It was such a great pleasure for him to witness that the children of Bayburt studying in universities and standing as dutiful generations for the country. Especially, the children graduated from his Quran Courses were like a tear in his eyes and a flower at his heart. By our Bayburt Group Foundation established to follow the wills of Kiyasi Senturk, Hasan Senturk and all deceased elders as well as to honor their names by maintaining the passion to serve and aid, we give scholarship to thousands of students in every month. Yet, we would like to contribute to our country and our citizens by cherishing the memory of stated elders with further mosques, Quran courses and schools.

We wish God’s mercy and grace on our distinguished elders and our deceased founder Kiyasi Senturk.

Bayburt Group Family