Law degree comes half century later
After completing his mandatory military service, he worked as a manager at an automotive firm for 22 years and at a domestic appliance company for 18 years.
In 2011, two years after his retirement, he decided to restart his law studies through an academic amnesty.
“I fell on difficult times. When at later ages you start losing memory and you should study harder for success. I probably had to read 100,000 or 120,000 pages of books,” Ekşioğlu told daily Milliyet on May 22.
As part of his internship, he worked at a courthouse for six months and at a law firm in the following six months. Finally, he got his lawyer’s license last week.
“If my health situation permits I want to work as a lawyer,” he said.