• For youth, the future of Turkey
  • For a healthy society
  • Serving science, culture and arts
  • For equal education opportunities
  • Fostering social transformation

CALENDAR
Archival Memories: Marcell Restle’s Research in Anatolia and Beyond
Arter
June25,2019-November 2, 2020
KP Brehmer: The Big Picture
Arter
until January 24, 2021
On Celestial Bodies
Arter
until March 7, 2021
Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye: Repetition
Arter
until January 24, 2021
David Tudor and CIE, Inc.: Rainforest V (variation 3)
Arter
Until February 7, 2021
For Eyes That Listen
Arter
Until April 25, 2021
Cevdet Erek: Bergama Stereotip
Arter
Feb.27-November 15, 2020
Altan Gürman
Arter
Sept.13, 2019-Jan.24, 2021
Sadberk Hanım Museum
OPEN
Alexis Gritchenko, Constantinople Years
Meşher
September 1-November 1, 2020
Josephine Powell Exhibition
Vehbi Koç Evi
June 30,2020-indefinite
Stories from us

Semih Şakar

Ford Otosan Product Development Department / Quality Engineering

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born in Eskişehir and am a huge Eskişehir fan. I have been working in the Ford Otosan Product Development Department as a Quality Engineer for 6 years. I am married to Seda, who is an English teacher, and we have a 2-month-old son named Aras. In my free time, I love to travel and discover new places.

Tell us about how you first became acquainted with the Vehbi Koç Foundation and your connection?
I am a member of the Ford Otosan Theater Club. Last year, our performances and plays were held in the theater at the VKV Ford Otosan Gölcük Cultural and SocialCenter. When the Ford Otosan Handicap Free (Engel Tanımaz) Theater Club was formed and supported by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, our relationship with VKV continued to grow. I also try to attend the exhibitions, concerts and theater events that are held there regularly.

What are some of your future plans and goals?
In terms of my job, my goal is always to do the best I can because no matter what your job is you should always strive to do your best. I know that there is no limit in this regard and I always do what I can to improve myself. It must be the excitement of being a new father, but I have started to make my plans for the future based on my child. Right now, my most important goal is my son's development, ensuring that he gets a good education and becomes a good person. My goals and plans also include becoming active on various social platforms and playing a more active role in making sure that my country and my circle of influence makes positive progress.

August 2013