Presidential awards to be held Dec 26
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Doğan HızlanThe Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards will be presented Dec. 26 at a ceremony that will be held at the Çankaya Mansion in Ankara.
According to a written statement made by the Presidential Press Center, Turkish President Abdullah Gül has granted this year’s awards to daily Hürriyet’s publication consultant Doğan Hızlan in the field of criticism; the art historian Professor Semavi Eyice in the field of art history; poet Sezai Karakoç in the field of literature; and calligraphy artist Hasan Çelebi in the field of traditional arts.
The statement said the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards are presented in order to honor Turkish and foreign citizens and enterprises that make contributions to Turkey’s culture and art.