Mustafa Jemilev to be awarded the Order of State of Republic of Turkey, country’s highest prize.

The ceremony is taking place in Chankaya Villa, official residence of the President of the Republic of Turkey April 15.

The decision was made by President of the Republic Abdulah Gul.

Order of State of Republic of Turkey is the highest state decoration awarded by President of Turkey with decision of the Council of Ministers. The order symbolizes strengthening of friendly relations between the countries and rapprochement between the countries.

Earlier Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Reza Gilani, British foreign minister Jack Straw were given the award.