ADDRESS OF SABANCI HOLDING CHAIRMAN MS. GULER SABANCI AT THE 4TH MEMORIAL NIGHT FOR SAKIP SABANCI

10.04.2008
Preciously Dear Friends of Sakip Sabancı,
 
Welcome to our Memorial Night for Sakip Sabancı at the 4th anniversary of him leaving us.
 
Now we are going to commemorate Sakip Sabancı by listening together to the songs he used to like from select artists of the Classical Turkish Music led by Conductor Nevzad Atlig.
 
A mawlid service will be held in his name at the Sabancı Merkez Mosque in Adana tomorrow, on Friday, 11th April.
 
·        On Thursday, 17th April, the street in front of the Dilek Sabancı Gymnasium in Antalya will be given the name “Sakip Sabancı.”  Mrs. Türkan Sabancı and family will attend the Ceremony.
 
·        On 8th May, the Sakip Sabancı Conference will be held at the Brookings Institute, where the former US Secretary of State Nick Burns will deliver a speech.
 
·        On 9th June, the winners of the Sakip Sabancı International Research Awards will be selected in Istanbul.
 
In addition to these, we have been expecting that the Sakip Sabancı Convention Hall, situated at the Educational Complex of ISO Foundation, the preparations of inauguration of which have already been completed, to be opened in the coming months.
 
Besides, the constructions of Sakip Sabancı Urban Museum and Dilek Sabancı Exhibition Hall in Mardin are two of our projects in progress.
 
I also hope that by the next anniversary we can manage to make our convention hall, where construction have just started, available.  The project is conducted by Sevil Sabancı.
 
Dear Friends of Sakip Sabancı, while thanking you for having attending our Commemoration Ceremony for Sakip Bey once more, Mr. Ali Haydar Bey, Sakip Bey’s old friend and 25-year executive assistant, is not with us due to his illness.  Wishing him a quick recovery, I thank all those who have contributed to today’s event, with Ali Haydar Bey above all, followed by our Secretary General Uğur Bey, Ateş Bey, and Suat Bey and his team.
 
We owe eternal gratitude to Nevzad Atlığ and the select artists of Classical Turkish Music.  For they have made us remember with great pleasure Sakip Sabancı, a personality who used to love life and music.