Turkish parliament awards renowned historian

Turkey's internationally-acclaimed historian Prof. Kemal Karpat has received Turkish parliament's honorary award.

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin presented the award to Karpat at ceremony in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Wednesday.

"I have never worked to get a prize and never have never thought I would get one someday. My only goal has been to discover my own people and to tell about them," Karpat said.

Kemal Karpat is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Istanbul, his masters degree from the University of Washington and his PhD from New York University. He has previously worked for the UN Economics and Social Council and taught at Montana State University and New York University.

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