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  • 1991

    Ground is broken for Akmerkez in Etiler, the easily accessible high-life district of the city. Akmerkez is to offer a privileged life to its residents.

  • 1992

    Istanbul waits curiously and impatiently for the completion of Akmerkez, which now stands out with its two giant and modern towers, and later becomes visible in the city’s silhouette.

  • 1993

    The Grand opening of Akmerkez uncovers a brand-new start in the social life of Istanbul. Akmerkez establishes strong bonds with its guests since the first day.

  • 1995

    Akmerkez, reflecting customer value with its international quality and high-standards, is acclaimed as the “Europe’s Best Shopping Center” by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

  • 1996

    Akmerkez pioneers the industry as a brand leader, received the ICSC International Design and Development Award, the most distinguished award in the industry. ICSC recognizes Akmerkez as the “World’s Best Shopping Center.“

  • 2003

    Akmerkez celebrates its 10th anniversary in a way that is worthy of its success, having already won “Europe’s Best Shopping Center” and the “World’s Best Shopping Center” awards. Akmerkez continues to offer privileged service to its guests with a vibrant and glittering view, entertaining and attractive events and shows.

  • 2005

    Akmerkez goes public on April 15, 2005, and is listed on Istanbul Stock Exchange.

  • 2008

    After a 15 years full of achievements, Akmerkez is getting ready for the future. It stars to improve its service procurement to welcome guests, that reached 1.5 million, with new dynamism.

  • 2010

    Akmerkez receives the “Interior Design 5 Star” award at Europe Africa Property Awards 2010 organized as part of the International Property Awards, which is globally regarded as the “Oscars” of real estate development industry.

  • 2011

    Akmerkez wins “Silver Awards” in the Public Relations category at the ICSC Solal Marketing Awards 2011 for its “Akmerkez Fashionair” project.

  • 2012

    Akmerkez wins 11 precious awards at the Hermes Awards, ICSC, IPRA, Stevie Awards, and the Marcom Awards in 2012.

  • 2013

    Akmerkez wins 15 prestigious awards at the Hermes Awards, AVA Digital, Marcom Awards, Altın Örümcek, and the Stevie Awards in 2013.

  • 2014

    Akmerkez brings a breath of fresh air with its outdoor joy. World-renowned restaurants and cafes open on Nispetiye Avenue. Akmerkez towers host the greatest video mapping show of Turkey on New Year’s Eve, and received 13 prestigious awards at the Hermes Creative Awards, Stevie Awards and the Marcom Awards.

  • 2015

    Akmerkez’ renovation is completed and the Üçgen Teras giving a breath of fresh air in the core of the city, and YLZ hosting youngsters to display their creativity open.

  • 2016

    Blazing trails constantly, Akmerkez remains an essential living space with its innovative projects adding value to the lives.