The International Pediatric Association (IPA) on March 11 announced thawt it would give its International Peace Award to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for helping refugee children.
The award was announced after association officials visited refugee camps in Turkey.
Kerem Hasanoğlu, the head of the association’s external relations department, said the IPA management decided to give the award to Erdoğan for his contributions to the lives of refugee children.
“Because Turkey offered a helping hand to more than 1.5 million children and did not let them die at a time when several countries remained indifferent,” Hasanoğlu said.
“Turkey, under the leadership of Erdoğan, has helped these innocent babies cling to life while many countries in the world just ignored this situation,” he added.