Successful students at IUE Department of Logistics Management will be able to receive Doğan Turhan Scholarships. A protocol between Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Oğuz Esen, IUE Rector, and Engin Turhan, son of the late Doğan Turhan, was signed in order to grant a merit scholarship for students and research support for academicians. All members of Doğan Turhan, from youngest to the oldest, were present at the ceremony.
President Ekrem Demirtaş stated that it was a rare event in Turkey, and a first for Aegean region and Izmir University of Economics, and that the students would successfully complete their education with this scholarship. “Izmir University of Economics is a higher education institution established by means of limited resources by Izmir Chamber of Commerce. We were able to establish our library on our first year with the donation granted by Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Up until now nobody else made any donations. We are very grateful to Turhan Family, the leading name in logistics sector, for acknowledging our university in its 14th year and making this meaningful gesture for the future logistics managers,” stated President Demirtaş.
Rector Prof. Dr. Oğuz Esen stated that this scholarship revealed the importance given on education by Turhan Family, and memorial scholarships were not commonly used in Turkey. Prof. Dr. Esen said, “Memorial scholarships bear the name of the person it has been dedicated to. Unfortunately, it is not very common in our country. Turhan Family presented our university with the opportunity to initiate and progress implementing the culture of dedication.” Prof. Dr. Esen indicated that the scholarship was intended to grant a merit scholarship for successful students at Department of Logistics Management and research support for academicians.
Engin Turhan, who delivered a speech on behalf of the Turhan Family, stated that they chose Izmir University of Economics as the best educational institution and he said, “We wish the best for the students and the University. Our father’s 77 years of life full of positive and negative experiences forced us into commemorating him. We do not want students to go through the same hardships he has been through. We believe this scholarship will be very beneficial for students.”