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Contributions to Turkish Culture Awards Presented

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The third Radio Academy Awards, Turkey's most comprehensive award organization in the field of radio broadcasting, hosted by Beykoz Municipality and supported by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, was held in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on Friday, February 10th.

A novelty in this year's Academy Awards, organized for the third time and widely participated by culture, art and radio circles, was Yunus Emre Enstitüsü being the organization partner which undertakes a major role in making the ancient sound of Turkish heard around the world and introducing the historical and cultural heritage of Turkey through 50 cultural centres established in 40 countries.

Behzat Uygur was the host of the Third Radio Academy Awards where Turkey's best radio stations and radio broadcasters were determined, and many famous figures performed on this major night.

PROF. DR. ŞEREF ATEŞ SPOKE BEFORE THE CEREMONY

President Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş who made a speech before Contributions to Turkish Culture Awards presented by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, expressed that Yunus Emre Enstitüsü who carries out operations to teach Turkish, and to introduce works of Turkish literature, arts and music worldwide, aims to explain Turkey's theses with their cultural dimensions. Ateş said, “Web-based Sound of Turkish Radio established under the Enstitü does not only broadcast Turkish songs and folk songs. We introduce our country no matter the distances through stories performed, cooking or culture-art shows and news from Turkey.”

President Ateş spoke as follows: "Radio is a magical world behind the curtain. We benefit from the blessings of this magical box and try to speak to people far away with the warmth of Turkish. Sound of Turkish Radio calls out to the world in Turkish with efforts of our staff. Since its establishment, our radio station has received numerous incentives and recognition awards. Seeing that our efforts are appreciated, has prompted us to carry out better operations.”

Prof. Dr. Ateş ended his speech as follows:

"As Turkey's cultural institution abroad, we also wished to present awards to figures of Turkish arts and culture to encourage the members of our cultural army and to appreciate what they have said and done. Hereby, I would also like to congratulate the artists deemed worthy of awards in the Third Radio Academy Awards. I greet you with love and respect."

CONTRIBUTIONS TO TURKISH CULTURE AWARDS

In the first part of this special night broadcast live on Kral TV, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü presented seven figures who have contributed to the promotion of Turkey, Turkish language, culture and arts home and abroad, with awards.

-Skopje Radio that has been broadcasting in Turkish in the Balkans for 73 years and has served Turkish culture and language, and claimed common cultural heritage with the shows,
- Researcher Writer Senad Hasanagić, who has greatly contributed in popularizing Turkish language and promotion of Turkish culture and history through cultural, artistic and scientific studies he carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
- Two master artists Erkan Oğur and İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu, who have greatly contributed in Turkish music as composers and performers with their works, inspired many artists and made Turkish music known worldwide,
- Director Derviş Zaim who has received more than 80 national and international awards, shedding light on our culture, art and history with the films he wrote and directed, and representing our cinema around the world,
-Engin Altan Düzyatan, a successful actor who has contributed to the image of Turkey with his roles in various series and films in Turkey and abroad, and with his exemplary personality and stance,
- Diriliş Ertuğrul series followed with interest both at home and abroad which depicts with the epic struggle of Kayı Tribe with an important place in Turkish history, and correctly reflects Turkish culture, history and values

were deemed worthy of Contributions to Turkish Culture Awards by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü.

Following the presentation of Contributions to Turkish Culture Awards, the night where the best radio stations and broadcasters of Turkey were announced, continued with  stage performances.

The Radio Academy Awards, which has attained an international dimension with the cooperation of Yunus Emre Enstitüsü; turned into a grand festival where the accomplished figures of radio, music and culture gathered.

FAMOUS ARTISTS PERFORMED

Ahmet Selçuk İlkan, who presented awards at the ceremony where Burcu Güneş, Harun Kolçak, Murat Başaran, Ersan Er and Çağatay Akman performed spoke as follows: "Radio is the most essential thing in my life. We stood by the radio and learned the songs before learning to read and write. Later we got acquainted with poetry and drama."

Noting that the award ceremonies organized in the field of radio broadcasting, are a source of motivation for radio broadcasters, Harun Kolçak said, "The radio is of course a great thing. When I first made an appearance in 1991, I think there was only one television channel. Radio stations were very important for us and I received great support. "

THE BEST RADIO STATIONS AND BROADCASTERS OF THE YEAR

In the ceremony hosted by theatre actor Behzat Uygur, the most accomplished people and organizations selected through voting on social media, were presented with awards.

At the end of the vote, Kral FM received an award in the national radio of 2016 category, and the sports radio of the year was selected as Radio Spor. Karnaval.com was selected for the digital radio category, and the culture-art show "Makam Farkı" broadcast on NTV Radio, was deemed worthy of the award. Oğuz Haksever, who hosts the show with Mehmet Barlas, received Culture-art Show of the Year award.

The award in the thematic radio category was presented to TRT Radio 1, and A Haber Radyo was selected as the news radio of the year. Mehmet Can from Radio 7 received the radio news host award of the year and Afrikalı Ali was selected as the national broadcaster of the year. Diyanet Radio received an award in the national alternative radio radio of the year category.

TRT General Manager Şenol Göka made a speech after receiving his award from Beykoz Mayor Yücel Çelikbilek. Göka began his speech commemorating the July 15th martyrs, and stated that the media demonstrated a distinct heroism during the attempt. Noting that TRT became a symbol during the Coup Attempt on July 15th, Göka said radio stations were also very bold.