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Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation

            Borusan  Kocabıyık  Foundation,  founded  in  1992,  ensures  the
            effectiveness and sustainability of these activities. Borusan Kocabıyık

            Foundation is the umbrella organization for Borusan Holding’s social
            responsibility activities in three areas and, in particular, it deploys

            resources when state provision is insufficient. In 2017, it set aside 11
            million dollars for this purpose.

            Ertuğ & Kocabıyık Publications

            Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation also coordinates Ertuğ and Kocabıyık Publications, which
            publishes books of exquisite quality and content that focus primarily on the Ottoman, Byz-

            antine, Roman and Hellenistic eras. The publication of these books, which contain schol-
            arly articles and stunning photographs, is a joint project of Ahmet Kocabıyık, Chairman of
            Borusan Holding, and architect-photographer Ahmet Ertuğ.

            Educational Activities

            Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation has a long-standing commitment to education, which Asım
            Kocabıyık believed was crucial for determining Turkey’s future. Borusan Kocabıyık Foun-
            dation has built many schools: Borusan Otomotiv Zehra Nurhan Kocabıyık Primary School,
            Gemlik Borusan Primary School, Borusan Asım Kocabıyık Industrial Vocational High School,
            Kocaeli University Asım Kocabıyık Vocational College. The Foundation has also provided

            major support to other projects, such as the restoration of Istanbul University’s Faculty of
            Economics Library. In some cases, BKF directly supports the schools it has built while,
            in others, it does so indirectly through agreements with local governments to meet the
            schools’ needs.

            Its activities include donating books to schools and, in 2017, it donated 7,575 books to
            the  libraries  of  41  schools  across  the  country.  Borusan  Kocabıyık  Foundation  also  dis-
            bursed 133 scholarships to students studying in Turkey and abroad in 2017. Scholarships
            for classical music education are pivotal, with 26 students having benefited to date, and

            four current recipients. BKF also contributes to improving Turkey’s educational sector by
            supporting platforms such as the Education Reform Initiative.

            We also support platforms like Eğitim Reformu Girişimi (Training Reform Initiative) to move
            Turkish training sector forward.

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