In the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war, the chairman of Pakistan’s Senate requests that the Norwegian Nobel Committee recognise the Turkish president for his role in preventing a “world tragedy.”
Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has been nominated by Pakistani lawmakers for the Nobel Peace Prize for his “efforts to resolve the Ukrainian problem.”
“Russia-Ukraine war had quickly turned into a nuclear flashpoint that could have ended in catastrophe for the whole world. Due to his (Erdogan) untiring efforts, timely and effective interventions with both sides, he singlehandedly averted a global disaster,” Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, chairman of Pakistan’s Senate, wrote in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Wednesday.
Calling Erdogan “a true statesman and leader, who always strives for the betterment and prosperity of not just his country, but the region and the world in general,” Sanjrani underlined that the Turkish president “carries the true message of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his teachings of peace, tolerance and love for all humanity, as he continues to dispel the myths an d misconceptions related to Islamic teachings.”
On Wednesday, the Senate said that it had formally filed the candidature in favour of the Turkish president.
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Erdogan has also received praise for his effective facilitation of the grain agreement between Kiev and Moscow in the Black Sea, which prevented a worldwide food catastrophe.
Ankara has yet to issue a statement regarding the nomination.
Türkiye has repeatedly called on Ukraine and Russia to end the more than 10-month long armed conflict through negotiations.