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Vehbi Koç Foundation

Vehbi Koç Foundation

Vehbi Koç Foundation

Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKV), a foundation established in Istanbul by Vehbi Koç to provide social and cultural services. Following the completion of the preparatory stages of the foundation and the granting of tax immunity by the Turkish Cabinet, the VKV was officially established with the signing of the Foundation Deeds on January 17, 1969. It was the first private foundation established in the Republican era. From its headquarters in Istanbul, it engages in educational, health and cultural initiatives. The board of directors, the foundation’s main management body, consisted of 11 people between 1969 and 1996. Other than Vehbi Koç, the board included four members of the Koç family, the CEO of Koç Holding, two members selected by the Koç Holding Board of Directors and “recognized for financial and economic expertise”, two university professors, one legal expert, and the CEO or deputy chief executive of İşbank. The elected members carry out the role for three years and are eligible for re-election after this time. The board has remained the same, composed of 10 members, since Vehbi Koç’s death. The executive committee, selected from among the members of the board of directors, is formed of three people.

The foundation’s main source of income was the Main Wealth Fund formed at the start of its operations and income from other funds formed from donations from the Koç family and Koç Holding.

In the early years of the fund, it established facilities such as student dormitories, libraries and clinics and handed these over to the relevant public institutions. At the start of the 1980s, it moved towards carrying out well-organized, securely-funded projects. Realizing that it was as important to keep these works going as it was to create them, VKV began taking responsibility for running the facilities it had established and by doing so aimed to keep the service quality at these institutions at a consistently high level. The organizations that the foundation took a role in establishing and/or running are:

Education: The Koç School (high school, 1988; primary school comprising kindergarten, elementary school and middle school, Istanbul, 1998), Koç University(Istanbul, 1993) and the Koç Elementary Schools (various provinces, 1998-2008) (see The 17 School Project).
Health: SANERC (the Semahat Arsel Nursing, Education and Research Center, Istanbul, 1992), the American Hospital (Istanbul, 1995), the MedAmerican Medical Center (Istanbul, 1997), the Koç University School of Nursing (Istanbul, 1999), Koç University School of Medicine (Istanbul, 2010) and the Koç University Hospital (Istanbul, 2014).
Culture: The Sadberk Hanım Museum (Istanbul, 1980), VEKAM (the Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center, 1994), the Ankara Orchard House, AKMED (the Suna-İnan Kıraç Mediterranean Civilizations Research Institute, Antalya, 1996), the Kaleiçi Museum (Antalya, 2000), ANAMED (the Koç University Anatolian Civilizations Research Center, Istanbul, 2005), TANAS (Art Gallery, Berlin, 2008-2013), Arter (Space For Art, Istanbul, 2010) and the Vehbi Koç Foundation Ford Otosan Gölcük Culture and Social Living Center (2010).

The VKV supports talented students with limited financial means through educational scholarships given mostly to vocational high school and university students with the aim of creating equality of opportunity in education. The fundamentals of the running and usage of the educational scholarships are set out in the Foundation Deeds (see Vehbi Koç Foundation Educational Scholarships). Up to the present day, over 50,000 students have been awarded VKV scholarships. The foundation puts volunteers from among Koç Group employees in touch with the scholarship winners to help support them in their educational lives. 

In addition, the VKV runs the Koç Model School and Vocational Education: A Crucial Matter for the Nation projects, and supports other projects concerning education, health and culture together with various other institutions and civil society organizations.
Institutions, activities and projects supported by VKV 
Civil Society Bodies
Boğaziçi University Foundation (BÜVAK)
Darülaceze
DenizTemiz Association/TURMEPA
ERG (Education Reform Initiative)
Geyre Foundation
HeCe Education, Culture and Mutual Aid Foundation
İnönü Foundation
Nesin Foundation
TEGV (Turkish Foundation of Educational Volunteers)
TEMA (Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats)
TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation)
Turkish Nurses Association
Turkish Mathematics Association
TÜSEV (Third Sector Foundation of Turkey)
Village Teachers’ Communication and Mutual Aid Society

Institutions
Ankara University School of Medicine Vehbi Koç Eye Hospital 
Ankara University Vehbi Koç Dormitory 
Atatürk Library
Boğaziçi University Superdorm 
Galatasaray University Suna Kıraç Library
Haydarpaşa Numune Education and Research Hospital Vehbi Koç Emergency Medical Center
Middle East Technical University Vehbi Koç Dormitory
Robert College Suna Kıraç Hall 
Semahat-Dr. Nusret Arsel Education Park 
Sevgi-Erdoğan Gönül Education Park
Suna-İnan Kıraç Education Park
Vehbi Koç Foundation Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School
Activities and Projects
Adıyaman University Faculty of Education Vehbi Koç Building 
Anatolia is Reading Book Project
Ankara University Mustafa V. Koç Research Center for Maritime Archaeology
ATARC BOUN Cultural Heritage Project
Boğaziçi European School of Politics
Claros Excavations 
European Youth Parliament
Fisherwomen of the Aegean Project
Foundation for the Training and Care of Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra
Hierapolis Excavations
International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium
Istanbul Biennial
Istanbul Jazz Festival
İdil Biret Documentary
Karşıyaka Elementary School Library
Kocaeli University VKV Ford Otosan İhsaniye Vocational College for Automotive Technologies 
Sagalassos Excavations
Saint Euphemia Church Restoration
Science Academy Young Scientists Program (BAGEP) Scholarship Award
17 Schools Project
Sivas Kangal Koç Anatolian High School 
Social Entrepreneurship Development Program (see KUSIF)
Soma Underground Training Pit Project 
Teachers Network Project
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Educational Program
Vehbi Koç Foundation Van Teachers’ Housing Complex
Village Schools Exchange Network
Vocational Education: A Crucial Matter for the Nation (MLMM) Project
Whole School Support Project for the Integration of Refugee Children
Zengibar Castle Excavations

The VKV Vehbi Koç Award program began in 2002 and  aims to “promote and reward exemplary services that add value to society”. The award is given “every year to people or organizations that have made an important contribution to the development of Turkey and the Turkish people in the fields of culture, education or health.”
The VKV and the Koç family have received numerous awards in recognition of their work: World Monuments Fund Hadrian Award (2007), Carnegie Foundation Medal of Philanthropy (2009), BNP Paribas Grand Prize for Individual Philanthropy, (2011), Iris Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Decorative Arts (2012), Ankara University Medal of Philanthropy (2015).

The story of the founding of the VKV by Vehbi Koç…

I owe a debt to God, to my country, to my co-operation with my dear colleagues and to my love of work for the success I have achieved in my lifetime. As the companies we had set up in the Koç Group developed, two big goals ripened in my mind. One of these was to reorganize the companies we had worked on for many years, in order to ensure their continuity and efficiency. That was why we established our holding company. My second aim was to corporatize our and donations and philanthropic services, thus ensuring that they would continue after me. This second goal was achieved when I founded the Vehbi Koç Foundation.

I signed the articles of association for the Vehbi Koç Foundation in the presence of a notary on January 17, 1969. The witnesses were Hulki Alisbah and Aydın Bolak, who had both put a lot of work into it. In this plain ceremony carried out before my family and colleagues, I donated 12 million liras worth of shares to the Foundation in the name of Koç Holding. From now on, the foundation would be able to engage in philanthropic services with its own income.

After the signing ceremony, I gave the talk below. In my talk, I tried to explain the timeline of the 18 years of work we had carried out for this purpose:

“My dear colleagues and family members,

Today is a happy day for me. In the presence of the notary Kemal Türkoğlu and witnesses, I have signed the deeds of the foundation that I have long been trying to establish. In my life from now on, I will work to ensure this foundation is well run and achieves its purposes. I expect and request of family members and colleagues who succeed me to do the same. In relation to this, I wish to mention briefly how the idea of a foundation came about and the history of the establishment of the foundation.

My father was a trustee of the İbadullah Foundation, which my ancestors founded in Ankara. I obtained the Koç family tree through the foundation files held at the General Directorate of Foundations. I have seen how many able businessmen have been raised in Turkey, how they have established big trading-houses and how after their founders’ deaths those trading-houses have quickly gone to ruin and been lost. Today you will not find a single century-old company in our country. I have seen on my travels to the great countries of Europe and America how many large establishments there are and particularly how there are thousands of charitable foundations of all sizes in America. I also learnt how Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Company with which I have been working since 1928, established the Ford Foundation in order to keep his enterprise alive.

I explained my thoughts on establishing this type of foundation to Mr. Hulki Alisbah, who joined our enterprise in the last months of 1949. I had various conversations with the late Cafer Tüzel, who was our legal advisor at the time. Mr. Alisbah prepared the Foundation Deeds Project that you see today while on a ferry trip we took on the Black Sea in 1951, and this can be counted as the beginning of our efforts to establish a foundation.

In surrendering a significant portion of my wealth to the foundation in spite of the vagaries of this world, I also count it part of the duties of a father, thinking my family may in the future benefit from it.

However, we were all surprised by the strict rules in the civil code preventing family foundations from carrying out philanthropic works. We thought it necessary to consult the late Professor Ebülula Mardin, whom everyone knew for his knowledge and specialization in foundation affairs. The late Distinguished Professor Sıddık Sami Onar and the then-Commercial Court President, Professor Tahir Çağa, also joined him in giving advice.

After this committee investigated the legal regulations and the Deeds Project we had prepared, they confirmed the impossibility of a foundation that the family could benefit from to the degree we had expected, informing us that the only possibility was to take advantage of the minimum contribution allowed to the family under the “waged” rule. In this case, it would have meant accepting that they would be deprived of the wealth I had earnt as the result of my arduous labor to ensure their future, and I didn’t think that I had the right to do that. Or the “reserved share” would increase in proportion to the size of the foundation and this would mean that a foundation of the size we had hoped for was impossible. Meanwhile, a commission formed of Supreme Court members and professors were engaged at the Ministry of Justice to amend the Civil Code. The relevant clauses of the Civil Code referring to foundations as “trusts” (tesis) were very unclear and incomplete, so we approached both the government and the commission to alter the system in a way compatible with the charitable foundation traditions in our country that went back for centuries. I told this two or three times to the Prime Minister of the time, Adnan Menderes, and he agreed and ordered his Minister of Justice to get in contact.

These communications took such a long time that the late Cafer Tüzel and Hulki Alisbah met with two different Ministers of Justice. We explained our thoughts and we gave them the project we had prepared, but no positive outcomes arose from all our administrative and legal efforts.

I repeated my administrative attempts after the 1960 revolution. Ferit Melen, who was then the Minister of Finance, took a great interest, and ordered the Ministry of Finance Chief Legal Advisor to find a formula that would fit what was required. The Ministries of Finance and Justice wrote to one another, and yet in the end the lawyers did not reach a positive result for the Civil Code and its faltering provisions.

At that time, along with others, Aydın Bolak, a parliamentarian for Balıkesir who is now a signatory witness to the deeds, prepared a bill changing clauses of the Civil Code relating to foundations. Aydın Bolak systematically prepared for this. First of all, he consulted with Ankara University, setting up a seminar and debate at the Law Faculty for this purpose. At the seminar, everyone from professors to their youngest assistants openly debated ideas; it was indeed at this seminar that the word “foundation”, an old expression which accurately described this type of institution, replaced the word “trust” in the Civil Code.

While all these official formalities were completed, we continued our work on developing our foundation deeds. In 1966, we presented them to a large scholarly and legal group, consisting of Cevat Fehmi Başkut, Aydın Bolak, Professor Tahir Çağa, Professor Nurettin Çuhadar, Ahmed Dallı, Distinguished Professor Ekrem Şerif Egeli, Distinguished Professor Sıddık Sami Onar, Kemal Türkoğlu, Professor Süheyl Ünver and Bülent Yazıcı for investigation. On the basis of the observations of this group, we rewrote many of the provisions of the deeds. We investigated foundations such as those of Ford, Philips, Thyssen, and Rockefeller in Europe and America and we tried to advance even further based on those ideas at our meetings. After this, the bill to be presented to the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) was debated at a temporary commission. It was put on the TGNA’s agenda and accepted in the final days as the election process was finishing. Thus, the draft was prevented from becoming obsolete. Finally, the law passed through the Senate in 1967 and was published on July 24, 1967 in issue No. 903 of the Official Gazette. Despite this, the establishment of our foundation was postponed for one and a half more years. The reason for this was that the law had left many provisions on this issue to the regulations. Despite the law ordering them to be published within six months, the consultations at the Council of State still went on.

The law made it necessary for foundations to secure a cabinet decision in order to benefit from a tax exemption. In our application to benefit from this provision, which was applicable to our foundation, we first needed to wait for the regulations and later to ask for the consent of various ministries, leading it to be finished very late. Finally, on December 28, 1968 with Cabinet decision 6/11114 our foundation was granted an exemption and at last the final text that we have signed today came about. As I have shown above, the work we began in 1951 came to fruition 18 years later.

If you want to be successful at something, you must work without fear and you must never stop chasing it. That is what we did. I count it my duty in your presence to thank Aydın Bolak, who was to a large extent responsible for this law being passed. I am sure of this: that many other businessmen will establish this type of foundation and that the country will gain much from them.

To end, I would like to wish that this foundation is propitious for the Koç family and group, for the country and for its people. I know that it is my duty to express in your presence my heartfelt thanks to all of my colleagues who have carried out work for this foundation’s establishment, most of all Mr. Alisbah, who worked so long for it. I ask of God that it will enjoy good luck, and I send good wishes to all of you with love and respect. I ask that this talk be read out at the first board of directors meeting of the Vehbi Koç Foundation and that it feature in the first minutes.”

Thus, the foundation I had intended to set up for years was finally established. From the day it was set up, this foundation has given scholarships to students and has also given mass aid in education and health.

The foundation now dThe story of the founding of the VKV by Vehbi Koç…

I owe a debt to God, to my country, to my co-operation with my dear colleagues and to my love of work for the success I have achieved in my lifetime. As the companies we had set up in the Koç Group developed, two big goals ripened in my mind. One of these was to reorganize the companies we had worked on for many years, in order to ensure their continuity and efficiency. That was why we established our holding company. My second aim was to corporatize our and donations and philanthropic services, thus ensuring that they would continue after me. This second goal was achieved when I founded the Vehbi Koç Foundation.

I signed the articles of association for the Vehbi Koç Foundation in the presence of a notary on January 17, 1969. The witnesses were Hulki Alisbah and Aydın Bolak, who had both put a lot of work into it. In this plain ceremony carried out before my family and colleagues, I donated 12 million liras worth of shares to the Foundation in the name of Koç Holding. From now on, the foundation would be able to engage in philanthropic services with its own income.

After the signing ceremony, I gave the talk below. In my talk, I tried to explain the timeline of the 18 years of work we had carried out for this purpose:

“My dear colleagues and family members,

Today is a happy day for me. In the presence of the notary Kemal Türkoğlu and witnesses, I have signed the deeds of the foundation that I have long been trying to establish. In my life from now on, I will work to ensure this foundation is well run and achieves its purposes. I expect and request of family members and colleagues who succeed me to do the same. In relation to this, I wish to mention briefly how the idea of a foundation came about and the history of the establishment of the foundation.

My father was a trustee of the İbadullah Foundation, which my ancestors founded in Ankara. I obtained the Koç family tree through the foundation files held at the General Directorate of Foundations. I have seen how many able businessmen have been raised in Turkey, how they have established big trading-houses and how after their founders’ deaths those trading-houses have quickly gone to ruin and been lost. Today you will not find a single century-old company in our country. I have seen on my travels to the great countries of Europe and America how many large establishments there are and particularly how there are thousands of charitable foundations of all sizes in America. I also learnt how Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Company with which I have been working since 1928, established the Ford Foundation in order to keep his enterprise alive.

I explained my thoughts on establishing this type of foundation to Mr. Hulki Alisbah, who joined our enterprise in the last months of 1949. I had various conversations with the late Cafer Tüzel, who was our legal advisor at the time. Mr. Alisbah prepared the Foundation Deeds Project that you see today while on a ferry trip we took on the Black Sea in 1951, and this can be counted as the beginning of our efforts to establish a foundation.

In surrendering a significant portion of my wealth to the foundation in spite of the vagaries of this world, I also count it part of the duties of a father, thinking my family may in the future benefit from it.

However, we were all surprised by the strict rules in the civil code preventing family foundations from carrying out philanthropic works. We thought it necessary to consult the late Professor Ebülula Mardin, whom everyone knew for his knowledge and specialization in foundation affairs. The late Distinguished Professor Sıddık Sami Onar and the then-Commercial Court President, Professor Tahir Çağa, also joined him in giving advice.

After this committee investigated the legal regulations and the Deeds Project we had prepared, they confirmed the impossibility of a foundation that the family could benefit from to the degree we had expected, informing us that the only possibility was to take advantage of the minimum contribution allowed to the family under the “waged” rule. In this case, it would have meant accepting that they would be deprived of the wealth I had earnt as the result of my arduous labor to ensure their future, and I didn’t think that I had the right to do that. Or the “reserved share” would increase in proportion to the size of the foundation and this would mean that a foundation of the size we had hoped for was impossible. Meanwhile, a commission formed of Supreme Court members and professors were engaged at the Ministry of Justice to amend the Civil Code. The relevant clauses of the Civil Code referring to foundations as “trusts” (tesis) were very unclear and incomplete, so we approached both the government and the commission to alter the system in a way compatible with the charitable foundation traditions in our country that went back for centuries. I told this two or three times to the Prime Minister of the time, Adnan Menderes, and he agreed and ordered his Minister of Justice to get in contact.

These communications took such a long time that the late Cafer Tüzel and Hulki Alisbah met with two different Ministers of Justice. We explained our thoughts and we gave them the project we had prepared, but no positive outcomes arose from all our administrative and legal efforts.

I repeated my administrative attempts after the 1960 revolution. Ferit Melen, who was then the Minister of Finance, took a great interest, and ordered the Ministry of Finance Chief Legal Advisor to find a formula that would fit what was required. The Ministries of Finance and Justice wrote to one another, and yet in the end the lawyers did not reach a positive result for the Civil Code and its faltering provisions.

At that time, along with others, Aydın Bolak, a parliamentarian for Balıkesir who is now a signatory witness to the deeds, prepared a bill changing clauses of the Civil Code relating to foundations. Aydın Bolak systematically prepared for this. First of all, he consulted with Ankara University, setting up a seminar and debate at the Law Faculty for this purpose. At the seminar, everyone from professors to their youngest assistants openly debated ideas; it was indeed at this seminar that the word “foundation”, an oldonates in its own name with its own revenues. When the foundation’s income is insufficient to do something, I support it. I will try to continue this work while I remain well.

Vehbi Koç, Hayat Hikâyem (My Life Story), 4th Edition, Vehbi Koç Vakfı Yayınları, Istanbul, 1983, pp. 123-26

Bequest

Praise be to Almighty God, who with His will enabled me to perform charitable works during my lifetime with pleasure, and granted me the means to continue after my death.

In the belief that the Turkish Nation will continue to exist as long as the world endures, regardless of the difficulties that might occur, my wish was to establish this Foundation in perpetuity. Thus, I have based this endowment on a commercial entity that will be able to adapt itself to the requirements of the day rather than on properties dependent on economic conditions and natural disasters. I have chosen to set up this endowment with the shares of Koç Holding. These are made up of numerous commercial and industrial enterprises, and therefore less subject to risk. This Foundation, that I have established by the Grace and Kindness of God, I entrust first of all to my heirs and to their succeeding generations, to my business colleagues and to the Government of the Republic of Turkey. I call upon all my heirs, my close acquaintances, my business colleagues, my fellow citizens who may be involved in this Foundation, and the officials who will assume its administration, to accept this endowment as a bequest made to the Turkish Nation, to protect it, and strive with their best intention to achieve its original aims. I request the auditing authorities of the State and, when necessary, its authorized agencies, courts and judiciary, never to depart from the dictates of their conscience when making decisions, lest this Foundation suffer harm and be diverted from its aims. I have brought this enterprise into being as a result of a lifetime of effort and sincere desire.

I pray that God will regard it worthy of His Protection and grant it success.

Vehbi Koç

* The text of a talk given by Vehbi Koç during the preparation and approval of the Vehbi Koç Foundation Deeds at the Beyoğlu First Notary on 17.01.1969.

VKV Board of Directors

  VKV Board of Directors
(1969-2016)
 
     
23.05.1969 1970 - 1974 1974
Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair
Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair
Suna Kıraç - General Secretary Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member
Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member
Semahat Arsel - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member
Sevgi Gönül – Member Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member
Cahit Yücel – Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member
Hulki Alisbah - Member Prof. Dr. Abdullah Türkoğlu - Member Prof. Dr. Abdullah Türkoğlu - Member
İsak de Eskinazis - Member Cahit Yücel - Member Talat Orhon - Member
Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Hulki Alisbah - Member Hulki Alisbah - Member
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Türkoğlu - Member İsak de Eskinazis - Member İsak de Eskinazis - Member
     
1975 - 1978 1978 -1980 1981
Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair
Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair
Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member
Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member
Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member
Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member
Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member
Prof. Dr. Kemal Tosun - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member
Talat Orhon - Member Talat Orhon - Member Hulki Alisbah - Member
Hulki Alisbah - Member Hulki Alisbah - Member İsak de Eskinazis - Member
İsak de Eskinazis - Member İsak de Eskinazis - Member Necdet Şardağ - Member
     
1982 - 1985 1985 - 1986 1987
Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair
Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair
Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member
Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member
Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member
Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member
Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member
Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member
Hulki Alisbah - Member Fahir İlkel - Member Fahir İlkel - Member
İsak de Eskinazis - Member İsak de Eskinazis - Member İsak de Eskinazis - Member
Oral Çobanoğlu - Member Ünal Korukçu - Member Ünal Korukçu - Member
     
1987 - 1993 1993 1994
Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair
Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair
Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member
Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member
Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member
Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member
Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member
Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member
Fahir İlkel - Member Fahir İlkel - Member Tamer Şahinbaş - Member
Can Kıraç - Member İnan Kıraç - Member İnan Kıraç - Member
Ünal Korukçu - Member Ünal Korukçu - Member Ünal Korukçu - Member
     
1995 1996 1997
Vehbi Koç - Chair Vehbi Koç - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair
Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Aydın Bolak- Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair
Semahat Arsel - Member Semahat Arsel - Member Aydın Bolak - Deputy chair
Rahmi M. Koç - Member Rahmi M. Koç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member
Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member
Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member İnan Kıraç - Member
Prof. Dr. Kemal Oğuzman - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member
Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. İlhan Akın - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member
Tamer Şahinbaş - Member Tamer Şahinbaş - Member Ünal Korukçu - Member
İnan Kıraç - Member İnan Kıraç - Member Evren Artam - Member
Ünal Korukçu - Member Ünal Korukçu - Member  
     
1998 1999 - 2002 2002 - 2003
Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair
Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair
Aydın Bolak - Deputy chair Aydın Bolak - Deputy chair Suna Kıraç - Member
Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member
Sevgi Gönül - Member Sevgi Gönül - Member Temel Atay - Member
Temel Atay - Member Temel Atay - Member Bülend Özaydınlı - Member
Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member
Ünal Korukçu - Member Ersin Özince - Member Ersin Özince - Member
Evren Artam - Member Evren Artam - Member Nevzat Tüfekçioğlu - Member
     
2004 - 2006 2007 - 2009 2010
Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair
Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair
Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member Suna Kıraç - Member
Mustafa V. Koç - Member Mustafa V. Koç - Member Mustafa V. Koç - Member
Ömer M. Koç - Member Ömer M. Koç - Member Ömer M. Koç - Member
Temel Atay - Member Temel Atay - Member Temel Atay - Member
Bülend Özaydınlı - Member Bülent Bulgurlu - Member Turgay Durak - Member
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member
Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member
Ersin Özince - Member Ersin Özince - Member Ersin Özince - Member
     
2011 - 2012 2013 2014
Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair
Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair
Suna Kıraç - Member İpek Kıraç - Member İpek Kıraç - Member
Mustafa V. Koç - Member Mustafa V. Koç - Member Mustafa V. Koç - Member
Ömer M. Koç - Member Ömer M. Koç - Member Ömer M. Koç - Member
Temel Atay - Member Temel Atay - Member Temel Atay - Member
Turgay Durak - Member Turgay Durak - Member Turgay Durak - Member
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Mahmut Birsel - Member Prof. Dr. Fehmi Celal Erkut - Member
Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member
Adnan Bali - Member Adnan Bali - Member Adnan Bali - Member
     
2015 2016  
Semahat Arsel - Chair Semahat Arsel - Chair  
Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair Rahmi M. Koç - Deputy chair  
İpek Kıraç - Member Ömer M. Koç - Member  
Mustafa V. Koç - Member Ali Y. Koç - Member  
Ömer M. Koç - Member İpek Kıraç - Member  
Temel Atay - Member Temel Atay - Member  
Levent Çakıroğlu - Member Levent Çakıroğlu - Member  
Prof. Dr. Fehmi Celal Erkut - Member Prof. Dr. Fehmi Celal Erkut - Member  
Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder - Member  
Adnan Bali - Member Adnan Bali - Member  

Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.

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