Koç Family, a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists who played a large role in the development of trade and industry in Turkey from the first quarter of the twentieth century onwards.
The family’s heritage goes back to the established Ankara families of the Koçzades, Kütükçüzades, Aktarzades and Müderriszades. The Koç Family began with
Vehbi Koç, who established his first firm in 1926. Vehbi Koç and Sadberk Koç’s children Semahat Arsel, Rahmi M. Koç, Sevgi Gönül and Suna Kıraç maintained their father’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic approach. The family’s third generation, grandchildren Mustafa V. Koç, Ömer M. Koç, Ali Y. Koç and İpek Kıraç, have continued the same traditions of entrepreneurialism and philanthropy during their time as directors of Koç Group organizations.
Koçzades, Aktarzades, Kütükçüzades, Müderriszades...
Koçzade Mehmet married Necibe, the granddaughter of Mustafa bin Salih, who was head of the İnayetler branch of the Hacı Bayram ancestral line. Mehmet and Necibe’s son [Hacı] Mustafa Efendi, was Vehbi Koç’s father. Attarbaşızade Sadullah, the father of Vehbi Koç’s wife Aktarzade Sadberk Hanım, was the son of Attarbaşızade Emin, who married Necide, daughter of Sadullah İzzet of the Müderriszades, who were also from the Hacı Bayram line.
The three Aktarzade siblings were Sadullah, Hacı Kerim and Rasim. Sadullah married Nadire, the daughter of Hacı Rıfat of the Kütükçüzades; Hacı Kerim married Halime, the daughter of Mustafa Kazım of the Çubukçuzades... Aktarzade Sadullah’s son Emin married Koçzade Mustafa’s daughter Hüsniye and his daughter Sadberk married Vehbi (Koç): in other words, two siblings married two siblings who were their aunt’s children. Fatma (Koç), the sister of Sadullah’s wife Nadire, is the mother of Koçzade Hüsniye and Vehbi.
Suavi Aydın et al., Küçük Asya’nın Bir Yüzü: Ankara (A Face of Asia Minor: Ankara), Dost Kitabevi Yayınları, Ankara, 2005, p. 299