Born and raised in Recklinghausen, Germany, Onur is now studying in his second semester Law at the University of Cologne and participating in the German-Turkish Bachelor program Law, at the same time. With this bilingual program, he is aiming to gain several experiences in his country of origin. Growing up with two different cultures he has always been aware of his responsibility as a mediator between both of his cultures and communities. Therefore, he is involved in a lot of projects encouraging interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Currently, he is working on an event that will bring together Muslim and Christian students for an open discourse, during the Islamic fasting month. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books and playing the piano. After graduating from university, he is striving to become a diplomat or work as an advisor on human rights issues in an international organization, or have career as a human rights lawyer.
Updated May 2018