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Blog It Forward – Cem Ates


I’m SAP Techology Consultant from Turkey. I’ve been working on SAP technologies for 6 years. I’ll not get into much technical details. I’ll list the milestones in my career and then start to talk about more intertesting stuff

– Started my career as IT Administrator at Turkey Big Department Store YKM branch (Gebze and Kutahya) in 2001 started as SAP 2008.


– Joined Hakmar Ekspres in Jan. 2012 started as an new SAP Project and i’m working retail MM-SD-WM Consultant and worked there until May 2014 leave now  im freelancer.


Now, let’s talk about 3 major cities that I’ve spent most of my life.


I was born and still lives here would also Gebze

Situated 30 miles east of Istanbul on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, it is the second largest district of Kocaeli Province after İzmit, the centrum of the province, in terms of population.

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Turkey, in terms of economic development is divided into six groups. I highly developed provinces of İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir province of Bursa, Kocaeli and Yalova province is the province. In this context, Gebze, Turkey’s one of the most economically developed are located in six provinces. Gebze Kocaeli province’s GDP also 33.7% creates. 1.69% of Gebze also GDP Turkey ‘s has produced.

Important Locations:
Eskihisar Castle – Osman Hamdi Bey Museum – Hannibal ‘s Tomb – Eskihisar Amphitheatre – Coban Mustafa Pasa Mosque – Sultan’s Fountain – Bazaar Fountain – Eskihisar Fountain – Ballıkayalar – Bosphorus Zoo – Yahya Kaptan monumental tomb – Sultan Orhan mosque.


Like most other cities of Turkey, Gebze is famous with delicious food. You can eat one of the most delicious Turkish “Pismaniye” in Gebze-Izmit.

Pismaniye: is a Turkish sweet in fine strands made by blending flour roasted in butter into pulled sugar. It is sometimes garnished with ground pistachio nuts. Although the texture is similar to cotton candy, both method and ingredients are different.

Until recently pişmaniye used to be made at home in most regions of Turkey, but this tradition is now rapidly disappearing. Today the manufacturing process is partially mechanised. There are many different Turkish names used in different provinces, the most common being tel helva, çekme helva, tel tel, tepme helva and keten helva.



I moved to Kutahya when I was 21, to study in Dumlupinar University and working YKM branch IT and Logistic Projects Administrator. I stayed there only for 2 years but probably I’ll always miss these part of my life.



After university, I moved to Gebze and working here.

Last 2 years I still working istanbul 5 working day i’m come here.

Bosphorus Bridge


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You can cross from Europe to Asia using the bridge shown in the above picture. Normally, most of you probably suppose that crossing the continents using this bridge is very attractive and funny but unfortunately most of the times it is nightmare for us. Istanbul is a city with very poor public transportation. As a result, most of the time, we have very bad traffic in the city but there are nice things to do in..

Bosphorus Bridge and Night Life..


Maiden’s Tower


Istiklal street in winter


Sis Kebab


Doner Kebab


Now today my life sections;

This picture is night of my room at Marmara Sea..


SAP Forum Istanbul

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Hakmar SAP our project took place in the Centre of Istanbul, 2012 SAP ForumNEW RACE”, contained in the booklet story page 21..

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What makes you smile / laugh?

Well, there are many things: funny pictures, funny videos, interesting and funny stories.

Had you not been into software at all, where would you have been?

I will be fishing sea side.

What do you most enjoy on SCN?

The community itself. The help, the information that is stored here and the willingness of the individuals to share their knowledge, although one might be competitor in one or another field am helpful.

What is your favorite place in the world?

I wish I could say, however, I have never really travelled outside of Turkey. I Truly Turkey is a wonderful country because 4 seasons and historical, natural beauties there is.

But New York and Venice is one of my fav places.

Blogging forward

I would like to blog it forward to Dibyendu Patra  and  Abhishek Agarwal as they were my early followers and also and I would be happy if they could answer these:

1) What makes you smile/laugh?

2) Had you not been into software at all, where would you have been?

3) What is the craziest thing you would have done in your life?

Thank you and regards for reading My blog..

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  • Hi Cem, and welcome to the #BIF family! 
    It's nice to get to know you and your history.

    Gebze looks lovely - and as for Pismaniye?  What is NOT to like about  'blending flour roasted in butter into pulled sugar'  - sounds delicious.

    Did you want #blogitforward to anyone?  This is your chance to ask them questions like:

    1) What superpower would you like to have?

    2) If you were a book, what book would you be and why?

    3) If you were not involved with SAP, what do you think you'd be doing?

    Head on over here, if you haven't already, to complete the BIF Chain.

    Blog It Forward (BIF) Chain

    • Thank you liked my Blog It Forward..

      Pismaniye is delicious Turkish Cotton Candy.


      1) What superpower would you like to have?

      (Wars will stop, full of love and peace, the world would love to have the power to create)

      2) If you were a book, what book would you be and why?

      (Biography book would. know myself through books all the knowledge and experience to all the people wanted to write.)

      3) If you were not involved with SAP, what do you think you'd be doing?

      (Electronic devices and technologies on a shop owner, I would be.)

  • Hi Cem ates

    Welcome to BIF family ,it is nice to know about you and your country but as per the Blog It Forward Community Challenge please

    1)Mention by whom you were blogged forward by and link to his BIF blog

    2)Answer specific questions that were "Blog It Forward" to you (Question asked on my  Blog It Forward - Abhishek Agarwal.)

    3)· Create 1-2 personalized questions you would like to blog forward.

    4)· List at least 2  people who you are blogging it forward to.

    Let me know if you need more information of Blog-it-Forward Rules.

  • Hi Cem Ates

    I think you missed the concept for blogging it forward.

    You have to tag these persons who has not written their BIF yet.

    You can see at bottom in my blog Blog it Forward - Dëv Päträ

    I have mentioned the name like that


    It means you are inviting these peoples to write their BIF.

    Here, you have tagged the BIF link, remove the BIF link and add the profile link.

    Also do not tag these persons who has already written his BIF.

  • Cem..It very Simple..Before your "About "Heading ..mention that you blogging at request of me,since i have mentioned you in my Blog It Forward - Abhishek Agarwal.And at the end you can mention people who you want to inspire to write their own BIF.(Please see to it that the person has not already written their BIF's).

    Thanks and Regards


  • Hi Cem,

    Welcome to bif family. It is really nice to know about you, the food and the place.

    Mavis & Turunc are really cute. 🙂

    Nice snaps and good blog.



  • Greate BIF! Thanks for sharing those very nice pics! 🙂

    This meat column, Doner Kebab, is popular here in Brazil. The name is Greek Barbecue! 😉

    Best regards