“ I feel so fortunate to be a friend and colleague of Ali and to know his beloved wife Ann and his children Kia and Nikisa, his mom and sisters. He connected his friends in Istanbul with his family. He visited us in Istanbul whenever he came close to this part of the world.
For more than 20 years, we collaborated on so many projects and never any hurt feelings but only very positive memories. I am deeply sorry for this very early separation. Life will not be the same after August 13, 2020. ”