Pasaeli's rare Turkish treasures


‘One must be a visionary, one must take the road less travelled. The challenge, the fun, the satisfaction is there.’ Thus spake Seyit Karagozoglu, who founded Pasaeli in İzmir in Thrace, Turkey, nearly 18 years ago. 

İzmir is also where his journey began. His family was involved in the leaf-tobacco business so he knew and appreciated the challenges of agriculture. After high school in Switzerland and university in the USA, his business career started in London in the early 1990s, where he worked for a finance company based in the City of London, one specialised in finding financing through London...