The founder of Turkey’s leading internet company Doğan Online, Hanzade Doğan Boyner, spoke on May 20 about the importance of education at a gathering with some 36 of the most successful female students of the Aydın Doğan Foundation (ADV), telling the students to pursue their dreams by going to university and completing their degrees.
The foundation hosted the students along with 12 of their teachers in Istanbul as part of the “Success Sends Me To Istanbul” project, which it conducted together with Ataşehir district’s national education directorate.
“We are proud of you. You have received very good grades. Thanks to your diligence, you are here in Istanbul. Hopefully, in two years, you will enroll in schools [universities] that you want and continue your education life until you graduate from college,” Doğan Boyner told the crowd.
“All we want from you is to finish university, because education is a basic human right. Defend it to the end. No one can take that away from you,” she added.