Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena
S.O.S. Istanbul organized with the collaboration of İKSV and Pozitif and sponsored by Virgin Radio, was held on the 4th of September, 2008. At the concert, Ayyuka, Spiritualized from the UK and Mor ve Otesi took the stage in turn. The star of the event was R.E.M having their first concert in Turkey as part of the European tour of their new album Accelerate, long-awaited by fans.
Moreover, as part of S.O.S. Istanbul, the leading NGO's of the country including CEKUL, ACEV, TEMA, TEGV, TOG, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, CYDD and Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency have announced their various projects to Istanbulites through their booths put up in the venue.
With alternative voices of rock music and non-governmental organizations, S.O.S Istanbul created a platform calling Istanbulites for change and was one the most important and significant events of 2008.