Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain has praised the “notable leadership” of the President of Turkey as she presented him with an award for improving international relations.
Abdullah Gul received the Chatham House Prize for his “work in reconciliation and modernisation within Turkey and overseas”.
“Mr Gul has worked to deepen Turkey’s traditional ties with the Middle East, mediate between the fractious groups in Iraq and bring together the Afghan and Pakistani leaderships to try to resolve disputes during 2009. He has also made significant efforts to reunify the divided island of Cyprus and has played a leading role, along with his Armenian counterpart, in initiating a process of reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia,” the think tank said.
After receiving his award at a ceremony in Banqueting House, central London, Mr Gul said the prize honoured the “resilience” of the Turkish people.
“Although I take personal pride in receiving it, the award presented to me tonight truly acknowledges the progress achieved by the Turkish nation in recent years despite many internal and external difficulties.
“I remember how Turkish people defined the nation’s misfortune following the unprecedented economic crisis in 2001 in the midst of prospects of war looming in the region.”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Cooperation Agreement to Preserve Western Armenian

YEREVAN — On October 28, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan and…

August 31st: William Saroyan’s 105th Birth Anniversary

Saturday was the 105th birth anniversary of great American Armenian writer William…

LA Sheriff Candidate Jim McDonnell Visits SDHP Headquarters

PASADENA, CA – Candidate for Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on…

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School

NEW YORK — High School and College students are invited to participate…