Kofi Annan and His Wife Explore the Sakip Sabanci Collection of Ottoman Calligraphy


ISTANBUL.- The former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and his wife, Nane Marie Annan, visited the Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul. They were welcomed upon their arrival by Guler Sabanci, who accompanied the couple during their viewing of the Sakip Sabanci Calligraphy Collection. Kofi Annan and his wife Nane Marie Annan explored the collection with great interest and admiration. The deputy general manager of the Sabanci Foundation, Zerrin Koyunsagan, and the programme director of Sabanci Foundation, Filiz Bukmen Bugay, were also in attendance. Following the viewing, Guler Sabanci informed Kofi Annan of the Sabanci Foundation’s “Joint Program to Promote and Protect Human Rights of Women and Girls,” which was started five years ago by the foundation, and is currently run jointly with the United Nations. Foll