Bilkent student Murat Ömür Tuncer has been named one of this year’s “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Turkey,” for his achievements in the field of culture.
A composition major in the Department of Music, he also studied at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, in 2013 by special invitation. The young musician wrote the music for the play “No Exit” performed by Bilkent theater students last year, and has composed works for the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and the GoodFellas Ensemble. His compositions have been performed in a number of countries across the globe.
Organized by the Turkish branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI), TOYP Turkey is part of JCI’s “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” (TOYP) program, which serves to recognize individuals who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people.
The TOYP Turkey awards are presented annually, in 10 different categories, to Turkish citizens between the ages of 18 and 40. As reported in last week’s issue of Bilkent News, Asst. Prof. Engin Durgun of UNAM and Dr. Burak Güzeltürk, a 2016 Bilkent EEE PhD graduate, are also recipients of 2016 TOYP Turkey awards.
The selected outstanding persons will represent Turkey at the international TOYP event, to be held in the Netherlands next year.