Press Release Regarding The Award Presentation For Three Turkish Diplomats Who Saved the Lives of Hundreds of Jews During The Nazi Holocaust (Unofficial Translation) No:88 - May 9, 2001

Ambassador Namık Kemal Yolga, Ambassador Necdet Kent and Consul General Selahattin Ülkümen, three Turkish diplomats who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during the Nazi holocaust, will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will be presented by H.E. Ambassador Faruk Loğoğlu, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a ceremony to be held on 15 May 2001, at 17.00 at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall provided by the Metropolitan Municipality of İstanbul.

After the presentation of the awards, there will be the opening ceremony of "Visas for Life" exhibition, where the photographs of the persons recognized and honored by the Genocide Museum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and historical documents will be displayed. The photographs of the Turkish diplomats, who helped the Jewish people during the Second World War, will also be displayed in this exhibition.