UNICEF organizes ball for children
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Actress and goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, Türkan Şoray (L) and businnessman Rahmi Koç pose at the ball organized for children at Istanbul’s Hilton Hotel.Famous artists’ artwork was sold at an auction during the 60 Years with Children UNICEF Ball organized on Dec. 5 in Istanbul’s Hilton Hotel to raise money for the education of needy children.
UNICEF’s Turkish Goodwill Ambassadors actresses Türkan Şoray and Yıldız Kenter, actors Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Müjdat Gezen, businessman Rahmi Koç writer Ayş Kulin, pianist Gülsin Onay, journalist and writer Tayfun Talipoğlu and basketball player İbrahim Kutluay were among the guests of the ball, along with many people from the business and art world.
Zülfü Livaneli, Ayça Varlıer and American Amii Stewart took the stage during the ball at which Devrim Erbil’s “The Star of Istanbul,” Süleyman Saim Tekcan’s “My Star is Horse,” Zahir Büyükişleyen’s “Déjà vu,” Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu’s “The Star of Peace,” İsmail Acar’s “Lost Star,” Cömert Doğru’s “Head Teacher,” Sedef Yılmabaşar Ertugan’s “Istanbul’s Cats,” Özgür Yücel’s “Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu is 100 Years Old Star Sculptures,” Türkan Şoray’s “A Glance at Hope” and Ayşe Kulin’s “Tomur Atagök – Tomurcuk” were auctioned off.
‘A professional beggar’
UNICEF National Committee President Professor Talat Halman said he was a “professional beggar” working for the benefit of children. He said UNICEF events continued to increase in recent years in Turkey, and he drew attention to the difficulties facing charity.
Kulin said every child was not born lucky and economic problems prevented some children’s rights for education. “Amounts that are not economically important for some people are very important for children’s education,” the writer said.