CPLG ramps operations up in Turkey

CPLG today announces the opening CPLG Turkey, which will be led by seasoned licensing and retail professional Begum Isikli, based out of Istanbul. Begum assumes the position of Commercial Director CPLG Turkey, reporting into Anthe Louizos, Managing Director Turkey & Greece.

Begum joins CPLG with a wealth of licensing experience, most recently as the Retail Head of the Walt Disney Company Turkey and prior to that, Category Manager at Lisans A.S.

Begum Isikli says “I am very excited about joining the CPLG family. I look forward to using my knowledge, experience and skills to really put CPLG on the map in the Turkish marketplace.”

CPLG Turkey launches with an exceptionally strong portfolio, including Nickelodeon, DHX Brands, Sega, Felix the Cat, Sesame Street, Oddbods and Billboard.

In addition to the existing portfolio, CPLG Turkey announces today representation of the local pre-school property “Canim Kardesim” (My Dear Sister), broadcast on TRT Cocuk since 2012. With 109 episodes already developed and two movies slated for release in October 2016 and April 2017, CPLG Turkey will be commencing the licensing program with immediate effect across all categories, including toys, publishing and apparel.

Maria Gurrieri, Managing Director Southern Europe says “The establishment of CPLG Turkey and the recent acquisition of Canim Kardesim, further strengthens CPLG’s position, not only as a key player in Southern Europe but highlights the local expertise each office brings to the CPLG global network”.

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