Mr. Terzioğlu served for 12 years as the founding rector of our university, made a difference in Turkey's higher education, and made unforgettable contributions to our leading university's journey to become a "global university."
He prioritized science, learning and teaching above everything else throughout his life. Besides his academic and scientific accomplishments, he was a role-model volunteer and a complete pioneer of education. We are deeply sorry for his passing away—for losing an extremely valuable person like him.
As a person with whom I had the opportunity to work closely, who never spared his love and efforts from our university; may God's mercy and grace be upon him. Condolences to the community of Sabancı University, and to Mr. Terzioğlu's family and loved ones.