The DenizTemiz Derneği/TURMEPA’s (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association) 23rd foundation anniversary dinner, hosted by Founder and Honorary President Rahmi M. Koç and Executive Board Chairman Şadan Kaptanoğlu, was held at the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus on 16th October 2017. Following cocktails at 19:30, over 500 sea volunteer association members and their guests enjoyed a dinner composed of a menu especially for this night in the Ball Room of the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus. The chief sponsor of this year’s night was EPIQUE ISLAND, Aksoy Holding’s luxury real estate project that is being brought to life in the Turkey’s favourite holiday resort of Bodrum.
Founder and Honorary President Rahmi M. Koç and Executive Board Chairman Şadan Kaptanoğlu also jointly presented the night’s chief sponsor Aksoy Holding CEO & Vice-President Mr. Batu Aksoy with a plaque. In his speech, Mr. Batu Aksoy said, “First of all, I congratulate TURMEPA on its 23rd year and for the successes it has achieved. As a lover of the sea I feel immense happiness to be with you on such a significant night. In order to improve the eco-system in which we live, a great responsibility rests on the shoulders of business people. Recovering what we have taken from nature is important both for humans and the other creatures living within that nature. In this sense, the work of TURMEPA is extremely precious. As Aksoy Holding and Epique Island, we feel pride and happiness to be a part of this night. I wish you, our dear guests, an evening full of joy and offer you our respects.”
There was also a very special surprise from Epique Island for guests on the night; in the prize draw there was the opportunity for TURMEPA supporters to win a stay in Moscow sponsored by Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, as well as Sunday breakfast in the Summit on the 14th floor of the Conrad where a fabulous view of the Bosphorus is laid out before you.
Throughout the night, guests were entertained with the songs of Zeynep Casalini.