During 1980s, this ever increasing figure experienced some changes in line with Turkey’s variable economic and social preferences. The factory started to make a loss as of 1986, with the impact of II. Oil Crisis and 1980 coup d'etat. Upon the instruction of the Ministry of Environment, the leather department of the factory was shut down in 1993, by reason of polluting the environment and Bosporus. Then the closing process of the factory was launched in 1999 with the decree of the Council of Ministers.