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Fethullah Gülen will Receive Manhae Peace Prize , April 2, 2013

Turkish Islamic scholar Gülen to be given Manhae Peace PrizeWell-respected Turkish intellectual and scholar Fethullah Gülen will be presented the Manhae Peace Prize for his contribution to world peace at an awards ceremony scheduled to take place in South Korea on Aug. 11.

Among the prominent recipients of the Manhae awards, which have been given since 1997, are former South African President Nelson Mandela, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Iranian rights advocate Shirin Ebadi.

Journalists and Writers Foundation (GYV) President Mustafa Yeşil will receive the prestigious award on behalf of Gülen, who will not be able to attend the awards ceremony due to health problems.

Gülen is a Turkish Islamic scholar well known for his teachings promoting mutual understanding and tolerance between cultures. Now residing in the US, he has pioneered educational activities in a number of countries, along with efforts to promote intercultural and interfaith activities around the world. He has written nearly 50 books in Turkish, some of which have been translated into several languages.

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