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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.
Turkey has been main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe
Deadly attack on Sunday in capital Kabul killed 7 people
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calls on US to take action against Turkey’s coup plotters
Turkey's justice minister says state of emergency to be lifted in few days
Security forces carried out 1,950 counter-terrorism raids from July 9-16, says Interior Ministry
Unemployment rate in April records annual decline of 0.9 percentage points, according to TurkStat
Mustafa Ndiaye, a Senegalese student in Turkey, has embarked on a tour of the country to change the image of Africa in the minds of Turkish people.
July 15 martyrs commemorated in various ceremonies worldwide
On July 15, 2016, mosques prayed for national unity overnight to give Turkish people morale to stand against coup bid
President Erdogan visits July 15 Martyrs' Monument near the July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Over 100 Turkish lawmakers were inside parliament when it was bombed 3 times during 2016 defeated coup
FETO orchestrated a defeated coup on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured
Salt Lake turns red due to seasonal rise in algae, which also attracts flocks of hungry flamingos