Cockburn Harbour : Turks and Caicos Islands | Oct 27, 2011 at 2:50 AM PDT
Views: Pending
Dr.Cem Kinay in Turkey's biggest newspaper Hurriyet

Everything turned upside down, there was a political blow in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

He gained always great success ,in 2004 he has sold TUI his Magic Life resort chain.

In 1997 he was "Man of the year" in Austria,

In 2007 the President of Austria gave him State medallion for his services in this country.

People wrote a lot of big success stories about him around the world.

In 2009,when his dream project was going on ,his name was unfair and unlawfully mentioned in a bribery scandal in Turks and Caicos Islands,than everything turned upside down.

Cem Kinay ,owner of Dellis Cay,broke the silence after two years for Hurriyet,the biggest newspaper in Turkey.

Turks and Caicos islands, how did you start this project?

After 20 years experience in the in the industry I have dreamed a new project.Magic Life had become very successful in these years and I was aiming a new challenge.

What went wrong while trying a new success?

During world finance crises in 2008 , we scaled down the project ,had the costs under control during the construction..But we were not anticipating the political developments there. Turks and Caicos Islands are the territory of UK,which has launched in July 2008 investigation into corruption on the islands.Commission of inquiry accused Prime Minister of TCI for bribe, who has disclosed himself the list of political donations during the hearings.. Political donations are not illegal in Turks and Caicos Islands and in many countries like the United States. We made our donation through the bank for early elections in 2007.

We fully cooperated with the commission and asked them later on to remove the names of our companies,which have made donations in TCI.They didnt take care about it,they didn't response several months our request for removing of our names from this report.Because of this we didn't have any choice and claimed this request in the Supreme Court.Chief Judge in Turks and Caicos Islands Supreme Court ruled against Commission and Governor and decided ,that commission of Inquiry treated us unfair and unlawfully.But the Governor of the island published some weeks later the report of commission on the internet despite this ruling through the courts in Turks and Caicos.

Then things got out of control ...
The bank ,from whom we got financing for the project ,started to make big troubles on our progress ,delayed the release of funds.Beside the bank the purchasers delayed their payments too,some of the buyers cancelled their contracts.Some months later the bank appointed a receiver and took over our business.We had to stop the construction. In few months, everything turned upside down. UK had shut down parliament in Turks and Caicos Islands ,they cancelled the constitution and abolish the political parties. The UK Governor started to govern the country directly with from him appointed UK and local members .

Finally there was a political coup and I was a victim of all these political troubles between UK and TCI local government.I do never want to fight a state ,but in this case I am looking for my rights.

Do you want to finish the project?

Of course I am trying to get a new agreement with the bank and the government, to finish the project.. The most difficult thing in the world is,somebody is accusing you unfairly .Beside damaging of my assets they damaged my reputation too,my biggest asset in my life .I will fight for my rights till I would to be proven innocent. I had a great misfortune in my successful life.

You saw the failure of success. What is changing?

It's all very well by a success and you have the big crowd around you. When you have problems ,the crowd is going away and generosity is going down. You can understand in difficult times,who are your real friends.But I still think I am a lucky one.Through his experience I will add value to my life.


He is a doctor of touristic!

As a child I always wanted to be a doctor.
I was in Alparslan Elementary School, I graduated Austrian High School in 1977, in 1984 I graduated from the University of Vienna Medical School.
My first job was at Vienna University Hospital as a doctor of medicine (1987-1990) .I earned my first money as a doctor .
Than I founded Gulet Touristik and was CEO from 1990-2001 and Magic Life Hotels 1990-2004
Since 2005 I am founder and CEO of Dellis Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands.


He likes meetings in Skype and Face Time for only 10 minutes!

In the past I had meetings almost every day. I'm doing over the last period meetings only via Skype and Face Time.

The ideal time for a meeting now is 10 minutes .
In the past I was talking a lot in the meetings ,i had a big mouth. Over the years I learned to listen more than to talk,when you gain experience with the time.But I want to have the last word.
If a meeting is taking more time as necessary ,I am starting to use immediately iPad.

I had every year seminars with my management team of Magic Life.


I love to have dinner together with my wife and kids.

Only if you have self-discipline,you can follow a diet, but I don't have this.

I like to eat fish,kebab and mantis,Turkish ravioli.
I eat white cheese for breakfast, soup for lunch and fish or meat for dinner.

My number one is Turkish, number two Italian cuisine.

When I was single ,I was cooking .Now I am cooking for fun only for my wife and children .


Facebook and Twitter

I wake up around· 07.30 .I sleep usually up to eight hours.

Certainly I am not a man of the morning. I have never the first meeting or interview before at 10.00 am.
I drink espresso in the morning before going to work. I am sending my kids to school,reading newspapers and checking what's going on in the world .I glance to Facebook and Twitter.
Sometimes I am riding my Harley half-hour early in morning.


Harley, Yoga and Golf

My favorites sports are Harley,Yoga and Golf
I am riding Harley every day .
I do Yoga twice a week.
Once a week I play Golf.
As student I was playing football and tennis.

I would like to do Boxing and Parasailing.


Mostly Turkey and Bodrum

I am going two or three times a year on vacation.
They are so many places in the World ,but most of all I love Turkey and Bodrum and Turks and Caicos islands in the winter.
Certainly i go with my family on vacation. The most beautiful holiday for me is which I can share the pleasure with my family.
I had one time exception with my friend Mehmet Bayraktar only two years ago and we went together to Bhutan.


Miami spoiled me with the cars.But I do not have any car now.

I love cars
My first car was Volkswagen.I choose my car about design.The cars in Miami are cheap in compare to Europe.Currently i do not have a car.

I like to drive fast.

I do have no driver.


I go Always in the same places

I prefer Fish restaurants .
I prefer a nice atmosphere in the restaurants.
I always go in the same places , I am to conservative about it.
My favorite restaurants in Istanbul are Kiyi Tarabya(Brother George), Eftelya (Vedat and Orhan)
Iskele Restaurant (Brother Turhan),
Reina (Brother Mehmet ) and
I like Cafe Imperial in Vienna


I have 15 thousand songs in my I pod

I like new age,world and classical music.

I mostly read books about history and politics.Most recently i have read Iskender from Elif Safak .It is amazing; movie should be done.
I am 53 years old, I'll wish to be collector with 60.
I would wish to ride motorcycle in India and the Sahara.

4 of 4
Dr.Cem Kinay and his daddy
Dr.Cem Kinay ,his daddy,ismail Hakki Kinay and his new pew Alp Kinay
Cemkinay is based in Key Biscayne, Florida, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear



More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.