Chairmen`s Letter

China’s wise philosopher Lao Tzu said ages ago that “A journey of thousands miles begins with one step...” DIA Holding FZCO that I founded in 2007 is a consequence of such philosophy and vision... I am happy to walk towards future with confidence and pride together with thousands friends of mine on this journey that I started alone with a single step and courage.

Ten years ago, we set out on a journey by foreseeing the future of Turkey in the global economy to be able to capture new and rising opportunities beyond the borders of our country, and to gain new perspectives on our economy. We succeeded important and symbolic works. We worked very hard and have always concentrated on new ideas and solutions.

As an entrepreneur, I have always encouraged the energy of our young friends who look confidently to the future, and I was never afraid of challenges. I am proud to accomplish such success all together.

After 10 years, this journey now continues as DIA Holding abroad and CCN Holding in Turkey.
With more than 10 years of experience and over 8,000 employees, our companies operate in construction, education, tourism, healthcare investments, financing management of international projects, architectural & technical design and business organization fields, and has acquired a multidimensional, integral structure that has reached to world standards and acts with a global vision through business volume, know-how and opportunities. My main goal is to get our place among the determinant players of the 21st century.

What we have achieved up to now also sets the roadmap for our future. Shortly after its foundation, we have always been among the top 200 construction companies in the world since 2008. Our big, iconic projects such as Baku Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and Baku Flame Towers which we carried out in 2011 with the world famous architect Zaha Hadid not only have become permanent in the world’s architectural and cultural assets but also are the symbols of our global vision and power. 

I carried this power to my country when it was the time… Today, we carry out the biggest projects of our country in the healthcare sector. We completed the first hospital of Turkey with a public-private model in Mersin and offered it to the service of our people. Ankara Bilkent Hospital will be the first of its kind in the history of our country as the largest hospital in Europe. We are aware of the importance and responsibility of the task entrusted to us.

The road map of the future that I dream for our companies is to serve our people and humanity; offer our modest contribution to the background of our country; build our business philosophy on the innovations of science, technique and knowledge; think, behave and act globally, but first of all, to walk confidently with my friends like a family towards the same direction without forgetting the philosophy of “people first”.

As the poet says, “...what endures in this dome is but a pleasant sound...” My loyalty, my goal and my dream is to leave behind works that will be remembered pleasantly in my country, in the world and in the history of humanity.

I wish success to all my friends in this journey with faith and confidence.

Murat Çeçen


  • Baku Flame Towers<br/> Project
  • Heydar Aliyev <br />Center Project
  • Bilkent Integrated Health Campus Project
  • Mersin Integrated Healthcare
  • Sağlık<br>Bakanlığı
  • Shahdag Tourism Complex Project <br />(1st phase)
  • Shahdag Tourism Complex Project <br />(2st phase)
  • Baku Premium Villas Project
  • State Coast Facilities
  • Bilgeh Estate Project(1st phase)
  • Bilgeh Estate Project(2st phase)