Today, Ahmet Cumhur Öztürk, a Ph.D. student in our department, has defended his thesis and qualified to become the first graduate of our Ph.D. program, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Belgin Ergenç Bostanoğlu. We thank her and the Thesis Advisory Committee members Asst. Prof. Serap Şahin and Assoc. Prof. Adil Alpkoçak for their valuable inputs during the course of the thesis work and we wish our graduate all the best in his academic career.