Responsibility campaign by DMG awarded
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Hanzade Doğan Boyner says the campaign has reached thousands of girls.The Tourism and Publicity Platform (TUTAP) have awarded international success awards to the Doğan Media Group and Metehan Demir, daily Hürriyet’s Ankara representative.
The awards, which were given at a Feb. 17 ceremony in Ankara, aim to highlight individuals and institutions which support the promotion of Turkey and contribute to its image, as well as those who aid the development of tourism, a vital source of income for the Turkish economy.
Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım received the Turkey Transport Success Award, while Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay was given the Tourism Promotion Award.
The Doğan Media Group, Turkey’s biggest media company, received the “Press and Social Responsibility Award” for the 6-year-old “Father, Send Me to School,” project, which aims to put an end to the family discrimination that prevents girls from attending school.
Receiving her award from Haluk İpek, the secretary-general of the Justice and Development Party, Deputy Chairwoman Hanzade Doğan Boyner said the project has reached tens of thousands of girls across Turkey. İpek himself received the International Friendship award, while the Promotion Envoy award was given to Canseyit Tüymebayev, Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Turkey.
The ceremony saw awards being given to various dignitaries, including Fatma Pehlivan, a member of the Belgian Senate, Orhan Birdal, the head of the General Directorate of State Airports Authority, Osman Tural, the general manager of the post office, Demet Sabancı on behalf of World Travel Turkey, Nuray Demirer on behalf of TAV Airports and Gürsel Tekin, the deputy president of the Republican People’s Party. Metehan Demir, the Ankara representative of Hürriyet, received the Journalist of the Year award, while Erkan Tan received the TV Programmer of the Year award.