Assistant Professor at Yaşar University Faculty of Law,
Could you tell us a little about yourself? How has your career been shaped until today?
I was born in Izmir in 1991. After graduating from Yaşar University Faculty of Law in 2013 as the third of the faculty, I was awarded the Jean Monnet Scholarship and completed my master’s degree in maritime law at the University of Southampton in England. After returning to Turkey, I got my attorney’s license after completing the internship and then worked as a research assistant at the University of Augsburg for three and a half years in the field of insurance law and commercial law and got my PhD degree.
Following that, I worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Dubai and at Gakushuin University in Japan. I am currently working as a lawyer in Izmir. At the same time, I continue my work as a lawyer in charge of Turkish Law at MEP Law Firm, which has offices in Rome and London. On the one hand, I continue my academic studies at Yaşar University Faculty of Law as a part-time assistant professor.
Could you give us information about the university and the topic you studied with the Jean Monnet Scholarship Program?
The University of Southampton is one of the few universities providing education in the UK, especially in the field of maritime commercial law. I combined my scholarship from the energy sector with the maritime law and built my specialty on PowerShip. PowerShip is an energy ship and Karadeniz Holding, a Turkish company, is the leading company in this regard in the world. I completed my study by examining PowerShip and legal status of PowerShip in detail.
How did the education you completed through the Jean Monnet Scholarship Program affect your view of the European Union?
Thanks to the Jean Monnet Scholarship Program, I received training from many professors who are experts in their field and as a result, I expanded my work and perspective. After completing my education in Southampton, I lived abroad for seven years. My goal is to apply the experience and knowledge in Turkey and to contribute to my country.
What would you like to recommend to Jean Monnet Scholarship candidates?
I advise candidates to work on technology and energy in particular. Considering that there will be great developments in this sense in the next 50 years and that all business sectors will now be renewed with technology, it will be useful to conduct research on innovative and sustainable energy resources and contribute to our country.
I wish success to the candidates. Jean Monnet Scholarship is a real privilege!