Erdogan calls for Muslims unity
ISLAMABAD - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday was conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the Quaid-e-Azam University.
Acting President Nayyer Hussain Bokhari conferred the honorary PhD degree upon the Turkish Prime Minister during a special convocation held at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, members of the Federal Cabinet, diplomats and other officials besides the academic staff of the Quaid-e-Azam University were also present on the occasion.
The doctorate degree was conferred upon the visiting Turkish Prime Minister to honour his efforts in promoting understanding between civilizations, interfaith harmony, tolerance, freedom, democracy and human rights as reflected in Turkey’s dynamic foreign policy under his leadership.
Vice Chancellor of the Quaid-e-Azam University Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai said that the Syndicate of the University considered Turkish Prime Minister a suitable person to receive the degree for his valuable efforts and achievements in raising the status of Turkey in the world community. He said the University was proud to have enrolled the Turkish Prime Minister as a worthy recipient of the degree from an institution which was the top most university of the country in research productivity. (...)