ISTANBUL—Golin is partnering with local PR firm Rekta to launch its presence in Turkey, via an office in Istanbul.

The launch comes after the Interpublic PR firm entered Russia last week. The Turkey deal follows a similar model to Russia, with Golin having worked with Rekta for the past four years.

Rekta MD Kaan Berkan will lead Golin's Turkish operation. "After 20 years of Rekta being one of the top consultancies in Istanbul, we are thrilled to enter the market as Golin," said Berkan. "Our local expertise combined with Golin’s global network and unique tools, such as the Bridge, will create instant opportunities for our clients and keep them ahead of the competition."

Berkan joins Golin’s global management team and report to president EMEA, Matt Neale. “We firmly believe that our clients will benefit from the potent mix of local management and ownership with Golin’s global IP and innovative g4 model,” commented Neale.