News Source: Yenigün Newspaper

Safai Özer, one of the founders of Education, Geriatrics, Ecological Agriculture and Tourism (EGET) Foundation, passed away.

Safai Özer, one of the founders of the EGET Foundation, who had been treated in Istanbul since December 2021 due to the health problems he had been experiencing, passed away.

Who is Safai Özer?

He was born in Konya, Turkey in 1952 After graduating from Konya Maarif High School he started studying architecture at Selcuk University, School of Architecture and Engineering. After earning his diploma in 1975, he worked in public organizations for a while. Once his military service ended he started working as a freelance architect. In 1980 he moved to Antalya, Turkey. Alongside architecture he also designed and manufactured furniture. In 1990 he founded the Kaleici Art House. In 1994 he moved to a village in Burdur. In 2013 he returned back to cities to co-found EGET Foundation.

His first book got published in 1970. He has 5 published works to date. In 1972 he had his first solo photo exhibition. He is a member of Grup A and also one of the founder of ANFAD (Antalya, Photography and Cinema Amateurs Foundation). He won first place in Turkish Ministry of Arts Culture’s photography competition. Since 1993 he had 37 painting exhibitions.

News : Esma Turan