I am an MSc. Student working on early detection of lung cancer in Molecular Biology and Genetics depatment of Bilkent University. I will hopefully graduate in a couple of months. However, due to the coup attempt occured in Turkey 2 years ago, several problems occured along the way to my graduation. Government institutions stopped taking project applications for around 6 months. They delayed payments for accepted projects. Also there was other problems caused by coup in the customs office, which delayed us from getting our hands on the experimental materials we purchased from abroad. All of these problems, together with putting me in an immense stressful position, delayed my graduation for about a semester.This made my University to cancel my scholarship unlawfully. I say that it is unlawful, due to the fact that our constitution instructs institutions to cover up the losses of people who are impacted by such events in the scope of a coup. After my graduation, I will take legal action on this to compansate my losses.
Also I have a government accepted startup project on early detection of a lung cancer subtype. The kit I develop has better performance than any commercially available molecular kit in the early detection of this lung cancer (Non small cell lung cancer). It is selected among many other projects for being very promissing in filling a great gap in medical field. Therefore, it has a great potential to generate a lot of money in a couple of years. And the government funds for this project will be available to me at the end of January. However, till I finish my Master's degree and start this project, I am in great need to sustain my day to day life.
I would honestly be thankful to anyone whoever donates even a single cent. Please help me on my stressful journey to finish my education, and to cover my basic needs till I get my first startup project on the track in the end of January.
PS: The bunny in my photo is my pet rabbit "Ciklet", meaning bubble gum in Turkish :)