Nobel winner Sancar: Turkey provides the most aid to Syrian refugeesf

In the press conference organized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sancar told reporters Turkey does not enjoy adequate recognition in international platforms for its efforts to help Syrian refugees. According to Sancar, Turkey provides more humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees than any other country.

Speaking during the press conference, Sancar shared his suggestions with science enthusiasts and said the quest to make scientific discoveries involves hard work and failure.

Along with Sancar, 2015 Nobel laureates in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, literature and economics also attended the press conference and answered questions from media.

Sancar, Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl and American Paul Modrich won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work mapping how cells repair damaged DNA. He is the cousin of Mardin deputy Mithat Sancar, from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). After studying medicine in İstanbul, Sancar left Turkey for the United States in 1973. He earned his Ph.D. in the field of molecular biology at the University of Texas at Dallas in 1977 and then worked on a research project at Yale University in the field of DNA repair, which was the beginning of his journey to winning the Nobel prize.