Generations of Gulluoglu
5th Generation Nejat Gullu
Son of Mustafa Gullu, Nejat Gullu is the chairman of the Baklavaci Gulluoglu in Kagithane. He started making Baklavas while still going through his studies in Gaziantep next to his uncle Halit Gullu became a master craftsman. In 1969 he became the head of the shop in Istanbul. In 1971 he got into Istanbul Ticari Ilimler Academy and studied business in there. Graduating in 1975 and going to the military service the same age, he continued his work soon after getting out. He took radical decisions in this era. He carried his shop to Karakoy in 1976, and he started opening up new shops all around Istanbul. He started trading baklava to Greece around this era. He started the construction of the baklava factory in Kagithane in 1996 and soon after, it became the world’s greatest Baklava facility. As his father brought Baklava to Istanbul, Nejat Gulluoglu aims to bring Baklava to the world.