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Visiting Fellow wins Human Rights award

20 Mar 2008

Ece Temelkuran has received the 2008 Ayenur Zarakolu Award for Freedom of Thought and Expression, which is given by the Turkish Human Rights Association in Turkey. The award ceremony was convened on March 8th, at the Human Rights Association Istanbul Branch.As she is continuing her studies in Oxford, she could not participate in the ceremony in person, but sent the message below to express her feelings about this very important award: "I feel very honored of receiving this Freedom of thought and Expression Award, especially because of being in the name of Aysenur Zarakolu. I hope, this award may support the ones, who feel themselves alone in the dangerous wave of extreme racism in Turkey, like me."