Generations of act of kindness
The scholarship campaign initiated to provide support to students of logistics department, on behalf of the philanthropist late Doğan Turhan, one of the founders of Turkey's largest transport company, has realized the dream of 69 young people so far. Thanks to the scholarships provided by late Doğan Turhan's wife and children to Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Faculty of Business, Department of Logistics Management since 2014, the students who have completed their education conveniently have achieved many success stories by working abroad. Engin Turhan, son of Doğan Turhan, said, Engin Turhan, son of Doğan Turhan, said: “My father placed great importance on education and always took care of young people. It is our duty to keep his ideals alive. We aim to further expand the scholarship we offer on behalf of my father.”
Dogan Turhan, who established one of the largest companies of Turkey in transport sector and achieved many successes in his 78-years of life, died in January 2014. Upon the death of Dogan Turhan, who made an important contribution to the development of Turkey in the field of logistics, his wife Berrin Turhan and his sons Engin and Ersin Turhan took an action to keep alive the name of Turhan. The family who decided to touch the lives of the students by giving scholarship on behalf of Doğan Turhan, started to support Izmir University of Economics, Logistics Management students 7 years ago. Turhan Family, who created opportunities for many university students, also experienced the sorrow of losing Berrin Turhan last year. Engin and Ersin Turhan, who lost their parents, continue their scholarship campaign, and aim to reach more students in the coming years.
AN INDESCRIBABLE EMOTION
Drawing attention to the importance of scholarship, Engin Turhan said, “After my father died, we wanted to keep his name alive and do something for him. After talking with my mother and brother, we decided that the best way to do this would be to provide scholarships for students. I am glad we decided to do this. Opening the door to students' dreams, making them feel like we are with them, is an indescribable feeling that has no money can buy. I'm sure if my father was with us right now, he would definitely tell us to support the students. We aim to expand the scholarship even more, to reach more students. Investing in students and young people is the most important investment. We wish to set an example in this regard as a family.”
APPRECIATION FROM THE PRESIDENT ÖZGENER
Mahmut Özgener, President of IUE Board of Trustees, thanked the Turhan Family for their support to education. President Özgener said, “We carry out projects and make investments in order to increase the quality of education at our university. We strive to provide students with the best conditions by continuing our development in many areas from physical facilities to technological infrastructure. In doing all these, the support of philanthropists is also very important. The scholarship given on behalf of Doğan Turhan encourages our students to succeed. We would like to thank the Turhan Family for their support to our students, whom we consider as the greatest power in the continuation of our country's development. I commemorate Doğan Turhan and his wife Berrin Turhan with mercy.”
GIVEN STRENGTH TO OUR DEPARTMENT
Assoc. Prof .Dr. Özgür Özpeynirci, Head of IUE Department of Logistics Management, said, “The Turhan Family strengthens us with their presence. In addition to the scholarship opportunity for our students, they also contribute to the realization of some researches in our department. The support of the Turhan Family is a great chance for both our department and our students. Our students start to receive rewards for their success while they are students and they feel more cared about. The scholarship has a positive impact on our students' success.”
SOME OF THE SCHOLARS
Begüm Çolak Tamer, Graduate (2015): “The scholarship I received from the Turhan Family has been a great opportunity for me. It increased my motivation. Currently, I work as a senior operations specialist at Yusen İnce Logistics company. Turhan Family has a big share in my professional life today. I am grateful to them for their support to young people like us.”
Tolga Irmak (2017): "Turhan Family will always have a special place in my heart. As a result of their support to students, I started my career at Pepsi and continue at Trendyol. Everyone who has the opportunity should support education like the Turhan Family."
Merter Vardar, 3rd year student: “As a young man benefiting from the scholarship provided by the Turhan Family, I thank them very much. I feel very lucky in this respect. If one day I reach my dream career, I would love to support young people just like the Turhan Family.”