Mr. Ahmet Fikri Dörtler, the founder of Üç Yıldız Şekerleme, relocated to Istanbul from Inebolu soon after the Turkish War of Independence. As his family was involved in candy making, Mr. Dörtler began working at a candy shop. Not long afterwards, in 1926, he, his brother, and a close friend established Üç Yıldız Şekerleme.
Years later, two of Mr. Dörtler’s three children, Fahri and Feridun, happily agreed to carry on the family business. Unfortunately, Fahri died at a young age, so the business passed down to Feridun, who had graduated from the well-known Galatasaray High School.
Üç Yıldız Şekerleme continues to manufacture a range of candies, such as lokum (‘Turkish delight’), jams and marmalades, akide şekeri (hard candy), beyaz tatlı (white candy), and badem ezmesi (marzipan). Foreign and domestic customers alike, as well as five-star hotels and recognized restaurants, form the portfolio of Üç Yıldız Şekerleme, one of Turkey’s most irresistible and traditional candy makers and sellers.
the title ”Üç Yıldız Şekerleme” their shop “Three Stars Candy” taken from the close bond between the three men.