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Turkish first lady receives humanitarian service award

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Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan on Tuesday received an award at an international forum in London in recognition of her humanitarian services, Anadolu Agency reports.

“Turkish nation is a philanthropic nation with a deep-rooted history of charitable foundations,” she said, in her acceptance speech after receiving the Humanitarian Service Recognition Award at the Global Donors Forum.

She said Turkey was extending a helping hand to millions of refugees across the world.

“Turkey is the largest donor of humanitarian aid in the world as a ratio of its gross national income,” the first lady said.

"I receive ‘The Humanitarian Service Recognition Award’ on behalf of such a noble nation which represents the conscience of humanity.

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