(MENAFN) Emine Erdogan, the first lady of Turkey, was given the Dr. Beck Apitherapy Award on Friday for her efforts to promote the use of bee products in medicine.
At the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, she entertained the executives of the International Apitherapy Federation.
Erdogan received the honor during the ceremony from Janos Kormendy-Racz, president of the Hungarian Apitherapy Association, for her contributions to the promotion of apitherapy research in Turkey.
“This award is half Turkish, half Hungarian. The person you see in the picture has made great contributions to the use of bee products in the field of medicine and to the development of bee studies. I hope that it will be an occasion for us to go further in Turkey as well,” Kormendy-Racz added.
Dr. Ali Timucin Atayoglu, head of the international federation, and the accompanying delegates informed the first lady regarding significant changes in the field.
He added Türkiye is among the main countries in beekeeping and the second-largest nation in honey output after China.
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