Octavian Security, the leading UK security provider, has announced a joint venture to expand the business into new territories by founding a new Turkish division. Connecting with Turkish company EKOL, the development of Octavian Turkey sees both parties take significant strides into the Turkish security market.

Dr Mehmet Naci Efe will be at the helm of Octavian Turkey, with CEO and founder of Octavian Sukhi Ghuman continuing to head up the global business. A global strategy team will also be put in place to maximise the worldwide reach of the Octavian brand.

The two companies were introduced by Turkey’s Deputy Director for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Askin Evyapan, with it soon becoming apparent that both businesses shared a common interest in expansion, security and core values.

Octavian Turkey will offer all of the services available to Octavian’s existing divisions, including manned security, event security, remote monitoring, training and development and facilities management. The joint venture is expected to be fully operational by January 2015.

Sukhi Ghuman, CEO and Founder of Octavian, said: “Octavian is pleased to join with EKOL in what will be a long term strategic relationship in the security industry. This joint venture is consistent with our global development strategy to enhance our global footprint. EKOL’s experience at a local level combined with Octavian’s international experience and core values places us at the forefront of propositions in this rapidly expanding market.”

Dr Mehmet Naci Efe, Head of Octavian Turkey, added: “For some time we have been looking to partner with an organisation to create this joint venture, but it was very important that we found the right company to do business with. Octavian Security share our ambitious business objectives, so we are very excited about what the future holds for Octavian Turkey.”

Octavian’s move into the Turkish market will also act as a stepping stone as it continues towards strategic entry in to the Iraqi security industry, as well as interest in other surrounding countries.