The Kazan State University decorated Turkish President Abdullah Gul with an "honorary doctorate" degree on Sunday.
Speaking at the honorary doctorate ceremony, the rector of Kazan State University, Makzum Salahov described Abdullah Gul as "an important statesman and scholar".
"Gul is a graduate of Istanbul University, one of the oldest universities in the world. President Gul is an important scholar and politician. The Republic of Turkey needs Abdullah Gul nowadays," Salahov said.
"The Executive Board of Kazan State University decided to decorate Abdullah Gul with an honorary doctorate degree based on his contributions to strengthening scientific, educational and democratic institutions and international cooperation in the fields of science and culture", Salahov said.
Rector Salahov presented Gul with the honorary doctorate diploma.
Receiving his diploma, Abdullah Gul said that he was pleased to be at Kazan State University, one of the most prominent universities in the world.
"I thank the rector and scholars of Kazan State University for presenting an honorary doctorate diploma to me", Gul said.
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