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Ilber Ortayli, a veteran Turkish historian, was named as winner of this year’s social sciences award.
Goksel Baktagir, a well-known musician, will get the music award.
Director Yavuz Turgul will receive the prize for cinema, Erdogan said.
Traditional arts award was announced for Ali Toy, “who produces work of arts with a unique synthesis of calligraphy and architectural design,” the president said.
Selahattin Kara, known for his Istanbul-focused painting, is the winner of the painting prize.
Late Nurettin Topcu, an academic and writer, will be given the Vefa (Loyalty) award.
The presidential culture and arts awards are annual prizes that have been awarded by Turkish presidents since 1995.
This year’s Presidential Culture and Grand Awards ceremony will be held later in this year, Erdogan said.
392 convicts were handed aggravated life sentences since the July 2016 defeated coup
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Foreign Ministry criticizes Greek court's decision to release coup plotter and ex-Turkish soldier Suleyman Ozkaynakci
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AK Party deputy chairman briefs journalists on upcoming Turkish elections
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Number of security staff are accused of political spying in 2014 when Recep Tayyip Erdogan was prime minister
After parliament decides on election bill, it will be published in official gazette without being approved by president
Turkish deputy prime minister says plans for early elections avert uncertainty
Soldier killed when explosive device went off during security search in Afrin
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Xi Jinping exchange views on latest developments in war-torn country