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Our Sponsorships in 2014

Support to “Infrastructure is GREAT”
Akfen Holding was one of the sponsors of the session titled “Infrastructure is GREAT”, which was organized as a part of the GREAT campaign by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in Istanbul.

EBRD 2014 Annual Meeting and Business Forum
Akfen Holding was among the sponsors of the 2014 Annual Meeting and Business Forum of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which was held on 14-15 May 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.

Sailing Team
Akfen Holding supports education, arts and environment as well as the sports and athletes as part of the society. In this line, for the past three years, Akfen Holding has sponsored Akfen 40 Plus sailing boat which has achieved success in the races it participated.


TEMA Foundation
Akfen Holding is among the sponsors of the projects of TEMA Foundation (Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats) which are intended at preserving environment and natural assets and at rural development.

TURMEPA DenizTemiz Association
Having the mission of making the preservation of the coasts and seas of Turkey a national priority, TURMEPA continues its activities in the direction of this mission for almost 18 years. Akfen Holding is among the sponsors of TURMEPA which has achieved to become the most effective non-governmental organization of Turkey with the projects it has put into practice and in the field of seas and coasts.

Previous Sponsorships

Istanbul Modern Friends of Education

The donations collected at the Gala Modern nights organized by Istanbul Modern Friends of Education helped organize arts education seminars for 70 thousand children and youth in the years 2009 and 2010. Committed to supporting artistic creativity in Turkey and promoting Turkish culture in the international arena, Istanbul Modern organizes educational programs which help enthusiasts learn more about art, and allows the museum to reach out to a wider audience. In 2012, too, Akfen Holding continued to support the educational programs of the Istanbul Modern with a view to providing learning opportunities for children and youth and to bequeath an even stronger museum to future generations.

Support for Hürriyet Houses in the province of Van

In the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Van in 2011, the newspaper Hürriyet and the Turkish Red Crescent joined forces to launch the Hürriyet Neighborhood campaign to provide shelter to those citizens left homeless. Within the scope of this campaign, Akfen Holding donated 20 houses to families hit by the earthquake.

Aid to Somalia

Akfen Holding made a donation to the Turkish Red Crescent campaign organized to help the Somali people impacted by famine.

Overseas Communication Fund

TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) established an Overseas Communication Commission to perform communication and promotion activities geared toward the public opinion in European count ries and an Overseas Communication Fund to finance these activities. Akfen Holding signed a sponsorship agreement for this fund for the period between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012.

Corporate Games 2012

Akfen Holding sponsoring in football branch in Corporate Games 2012, the most extensive sport organization of Turkey among establishments; had participated to the organization which was held between the dates of June 08-10 in Istanbul, with 27 sport fan employees in one football, one carting and three bowling teams.

20th Foundation Anniversary Summit of KEİ

Akfen Holding; for the occasion of the 20th Foundation Anniversary of Karadeniz Ekonomik İşbirliği Örgütü (North Sea Economic Cooperation Association) (KEİ), organized in Istanbul by our country, on the date of June 26, 2012, for the State and Government Presidents of the countries being member of KEİ, in the charge of our President of the Republic Mr. Abdullah GÜL, sponsored the KEİ Mixed painting exhibition held in the Medhal Hall of Dolmabahçe Palace.

Bab-ı Âli Toplantıları

Bab-ı Âli (Sublime Porte) Meetings bring together world-renowned, esteemed figures in an effective platform built around a vision of providing benefits to its participants, corporations and all of humanity. Strategically located at the heart of Eurasia, Bab-ı Âli Meetings draw attendance from among presidents, parliamentary leaders primeministers, opposition leaders, ministers, mayors and leading specialists, and thus offering amore efficient, visionary, inclusive and multidimensional intellectual platform where participants can receive crucial information first-hand. Considered to be one of the top intellectual hubs in Turkey since its inception in 1990, Bab-ı Âli Meetings were organized for the 103rd time on April 4, 2011 under the sponsorship of Akfen Holding. The honorary spokesperson for the event was Dr. Kadir Topbaş, the mayor of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Turkish Foundation for Waste Reduction

The Turkish Foundation to Reduce Waste was established in 1998 in Ankara to prevent waste and reduce poverty in Turkey. In addition to operating food banks for the needy, the Foundation Works in cooperation with Muhammed Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner and the Grameen Micro-Loans Program to ensure that poor women engage in production and generate income. Akfen sponsored the micro-loan project to contribution to its promotion.

The Micro-Loans Program was initiated for the first time in Diyarbakır on July 18, 2003; it has been successfully implemented in the provinces of Diyarbakır, Mardin, Batman, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Adana, Ankara, Çankırı, Yozgat, Zonguldak, Amasya, Eskişehir, Kayseri, Niğde, Bursa, Aydın, Erzincan, Sivas and Rize. In addition, micro-greenhouse projects that use hydroponic techniques were initiated in these provinces. Akfen has also provided financing for the micro-loan project in Kayseri.

Akyurt Foundation

Hamdi Akın is a member of the Board of Trustees of Akyurt Foundation established in 1999 to meet the physical, psychological, social and cultural needs of senior citizens who cannot look after themselves.

Golden Medal Ceremony of Turkish Red Crescent Donators

Akfen Holding, being one of the 170 donators who are supporting humanitarian operations in the country or abroad, was awarded with Golden Medal by Turkish Red Crescent because of the support it had provided to the earthquake survivors after Van Earthquake. Hamdi Akın, Chairman of Akfen Holding Board of Administrators received the golden medal personally from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

AKUT Friend program

Akfen Holding became an AKUT friend, by donating under the frame of AKUT Friend program to AKUT, which is the first and leading search and rescue group of our country, helping voluntarily since it was founded not only in Turkey but also abroad, wherever it can help people who faced disasters, by its own means, organizing operations, saving 1.428 lives in 1.055 operations of earthquakes, floods, landfalls, in the mountains, seas, route accidents, naturals disasters.