Atatürk International Peace Prize
Atatürk International Peace Prize, a State Prize awarded to real and legal persons serving the promotion of world peace, international friendship and goodwill in line with Atatürk’s principle “Peace at Home, Peace in the World,” will be awarded in 2015 according to the 27th article of the Statutory Decree no. 664 on the Organization and Duties of Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History.
Real and legal persons listed below are eligible to nominate candidates for the Prize between 19th May and 29th October 2014 in accordance with the principles specified by the Regulation on Atatürk International Peace Prize and the Prize Committee.
Real and Legal Persons Eligible to Nominate Candidates
President, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions in Turkey, University Senates in Turkey, Members of the Prize Committee, Non-Governmental Organizations as well as persons or institutions that have been awarded Atatürk International Peace Prize are eligible to nominate candidates.
Real and legal persons who are eligible to nominate candidates must prepare a report on the works, services and activities of the candidate and clearly state the grounds for nomination. Evaluation of applications and designation of candidates are to be made according to the following principles:
The candidates are required to have served the promotion of world peace, international friendship and goodwill in line with Atatürk’s principle “Peace at Home, Peace in the World.”
In designating the owner of the Peace Prize, no one shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, language, color, gender, nationality or other reasons.
The name of the candidate who is deemed worthy of the Peace Prize shall be announced on 23rd April 2015 and the Prize Ceremony will be held on 19th May 2015 (or on a date designated by the President).
Owner of the Peace Prize shall be awarded a plaque, a rosette, a certificate and prize money.
If the work, service or activity that is deemed worthy of the Peace Prize is a product of more than one person, each one of them shall be awarded a plaque, a rosette and a certificate while the prize money shall be shared among them equally.
Real and legal persons eligible to nominate candidates are invited to apply by filling out the Nomination Form to be found on www.ayk.gov.tr, the official website