- ON THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH, THE LIFE OF THE LATE SAKIP SABANCI WAS COMMEMORATED WITH A CONCERT ORGANIZED HELD IN HIS HONOR
A concert of the late Chairman of Sabancı Holding, Mr. Sakıp Sabancı's favorite songs was held as part of the commemoration activities marking the 7th anniversary of his death. Mrs. Türkan Sabancı, the wife of the late Sakıp Sabancı, his daughters Dilek and Sevil Sabancı, his grandchild Melisa Sabancı Tapan, Sabancı Holding's Chairman Ms Güler Sabancı, Sabancı Holding's Deputy Chairman Mr. Erol Sabancı, Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Haluk Dinçer and Serra Sabancı, other members of the Sabancı family and senior managers of the Sabancı Group attended the concert at the Sabancı Center. Many other leading figures of the business, art and science worlds attended the concert, including Rahmi Koç, Semahat Arsel, Hüsnü Özyeğin, Nezih Erdem, Ali Ağaoğlu, Erol Evgin and Orhan Gencebay.
In her speech before the concert, Sakıp Sabancı's wife Türkan Sabancı said "We have gathered here to commemorate the life of my beloved husband, the late Sakıp Sabancı, on this, the 7th anniversary of his departure. The late Sakıp Sabancı was one of Turkey's special values. He was dedicated to his work, his family, his country and everything that is Turkey. With his sincerity and cordiality, he gained a place in the hearts of the Turkish people whom he genuinely loved. And we, his family, still feel his presence among and we endeavour to keep his glorious memory alive."
After Türkan Sabancı's speech, Ahmet Özhan took the stage and performed twelve pieces. Following the concert, Türkan Sabancı presented Ahmet Özhan with an appreciation plaque, acknowledging her performance of Mr. Sakıp Sabancı's favorite songs.
At the conclusion of the event, the friends of the late Sakıp Sabancı sang "Old Friends" together on the stage. Güler Sabancı and Erol Sabancı gave a long standing ovation to choir at the closing of the concert.