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Garih, Üzeyir
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Dr. Üzeyir Garih was born to Sephardic parents in Istanbul on June 28, 1929. His forebears had come to Istanbul from Baghdad in 1873. Garih graduated from Istanbul Technical University with an M.A. degree in 1951. He worked for  a time for the Carrier Corporation in Istanbul, specializing in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, but in 1954 he and Ishak Alaton entered into a partnership that was eventually to become Alarko Holding, one of the largest enterprises in Turkey, active in six major business sectors—construction contracting, real estate developm…

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Stanford Shaw, “Garih, Üzeyir”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0008310>
First published online: 2010

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