Talat Kursat Law Firm – unauthorised certification claim

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I’m writing this article instead of Pauline because 3 weeks ago she promised Cyprus Today that they could publish it first. She was told that they were preparing the article but after it did not appear in several editions I have decided to release a story which is “hot of the press”. Pauline, however, is not writing the article in order to not break her promise.

So, hopefully you’re following this. Talat Kursat Law Firm alleges they have been authorised by WCS to display an ISO9001 logo but it turns out to be untrue. So they look at their certificate and discover that the certification body is NQA and so they change their website logo to the NQA logo. A simple mistake but unfortunately not as big a mistake as assuming that the certificate they held was valid, as the following email from Mo Ghaus at NQA will show:

From: Mo Ghaus <[email protected]>
Sent: Wed, 8 September, 2010 19:11:22
Subject: RE: TALAT KURST misuse of ISO9001

Please be advised Talat Kursat were certified by NQA Jan 29, 2006 with certificate number 21264.

Talat Kursat were deregistered by NQA on Jan 10, 2008.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will again take steps to cease their use of our logo.

Mo Ghaus
Int’l Business Development Manager

Pauline enquired about the reason for the deregistration and received this reply:

From: Mo Ghaus <[email protected]>
Sent: Thu, 9 September, 2010 16:23:16
Subject: RE: TALAT KURST misuse of ISO9001

Dear Pauline

I am bound by confidentiality and cannot share with the reason for their deregistration by NQA.

We are pursuing them to remove our logo from their website and will make every effort to ensure that it is removed be assured.

Thanks and regards

Mo

OK, fair enough, just a simple mistake requiring an email to ask Talat Kursat to remove the logo and to stop saying they were ISO9001 accredited, probably just forgot to pay the annual subscriptions, but then we received this email from Mo Ghaus at NQA:

From: Mo Ghaus <[email protected]>
Sent: Fri, 10 September, 2010 10:26:57
Subject: RE: TALAT KURSAT MISUSE OF ISO9001 www.talatkursat.com

Dear Pauline

I am most grateful to you for bringing this to our attention and very saddened to hear about your experiences with this firm.

I am visiting Cyprus next week and will take the time to visit the firm in an effort to stop them using our logo.

Best Regards

Mo Ghaus
Int’l Business Development Manager

A personal visit, it can’t be that serious can it? Now, if the focus of Pauline’s concerns about Talat Kursat’s alleged misrepresentations were just an ISO9001 qualification then this would be simply a diverting snippet, soon to be forgotten. Unfortunately, for Talat Kursat Law Firm, this is no hit-and-run incident for Pauline, she is driven to find out more about the law firm’s other qualification claims. Perhaps, next time, Cyprus Today will take up her generous offer to publish first?

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