Turkish businesswoman Dilek Sabancı apologized on Jan. 7 for her remarks of “For some people, one-two million dollars may be enough for a good life.”
When asked "How much money is needed for one person?”, Sabancı said in an interview with Radio Sputnik that “Being happy with lower figures, not 50-100 million dollars, is a greater success. Have a good job, a house, a car, money to go to the hospital when you get sick, a boat if you have a passion for the sea, what else would anyone want?”
“For some people, one-two million dollars may be enough,” the daughter of the business tycoon Sakıp Sabancı added.
Sabancı apologized on Jan. 7 after her remarks went viral on social media.
“My aim was to explain that one-two million liras would be enough for the needs of life. However, I mistakenly expressed it in another currency (dollar),” Sabancı said. “But I know that many people in Turkey do not earn these figures.”
“In order to close this gap, my family and I have been working for decades to solve the problems of disadvantaged groups. I apologize to the public for causing misunderstanding. I will continue to help the disadvantaged as much as I can from now on, as I have done so far,” she added.