İsmail Kara and M. Selim Kara are the two sons among 9 children
of Kamil İsmail and Zehra Kara. İsmail Kara was born in
1927 and M.Selim Kara in 1929. In 1940s the brothers started
stone transportation and stone quarry business by horse-drawn
car. Starting out to make the first trip between Antakya
CeyhanAdanaTarsusMersin line in 1952 with a truck-like
bus, the brothers have taken their first steps in transportation
Proceeding with their activities in collaboration with Koreli
Turizm in 1960, the brothers opened Antakya Ankara and
Antakya Istanbul lines. Besides, carrying on their commercial
activities with motor vehicle purchase-sale, the brothers
acquired Good-Year and US Royal tyres and Panar Motor dealerships.
İsmail Kara and M. Selim Kara married to two sisters,
respectively called Sıdıka and Mediha. 3 daughters and
1 son were born to İsmail Kara, and 3 daughters and 5
sons were born to M. Selim Kara. While trying to develop
the partnership established, Kara brothers, who attached
great importance to their childrens education, sent them
to boarding schools in Adana and İzmir to receive a higher
level of education.
Completing their education in 1980s, the second generation
Kara brothers started to take part in the company management
together with their fathers. Later, Has Turizm which started
to operate on a geography extending from Middle East to
Soviet Unions, came to be managed by a board of directors
composed of family members only.
When Ismail Kara, one of the brothers, passed away on
18 November 1996, the family decided to found a school
in order to indicate immortality of the two brothers.
Thus, a girls vocational high school has been rendered
to the education sector, which provides education under
the name of İsmail-Mehmet Selim kara in Samandağ district