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Honorary Citizens Of Republic Of Korea Recognized Ibrahim Kurtulus

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Honorary citizens of Republic of Korea recognized Turkish American Community Activists Ibrahim Kurtulus .

Ibrahim Kurtulus has been granted honorary citizenship of Republic of Korea , Seoul  Metropolitan Government , in recognition for his accomplishments. Selected among the recipients were diplomats, clergy, entrepreneurs, and culture leaders who serve as role models. Ibrahim Kurtulus  was selected

For his outstanding contributions to the community and bridging South Korea and the Republic of Turkey together.

A ceremony was held on Monday,  February 5, 2018  at  office of the Consulate General of The Republic of Korea  conference  center where the honorary citizenship was given by  Ambassador/ Consul General of the Republic of Korea  Hyo-Sung Park  and Consul Jin –Hong Rim  who presented Ibrahim Kurtulus  with a medal, certificate of Citizenship , and citizenship card of the Republic of Korea. The ceremony was also attended by the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey  to New York   Ertan Yalcin and Deputy Consul General Reyhan Ozgur and many Korean Diplomats..

 

 Ibrahim Kurtulus  said  "   I  EXPRESS MY HEARTFELT APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE  TO  THE  CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF S. KOREA 'S  CONSUL GENERAL HYO -SUNG PARK  AND CONSUL JIN-HONG RIMM  AND  FOR THE DECISION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA  , SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT TO CONFER UPON ME AN HONORARY CITIZENSHIP. I AM INDEED PROUD TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THIS SINGULAR HONOUR.

 

Mr. Kurtulus also said :  The foundations of this special friendship had been laid by Turkish, Korean Soldiers During the Korean War who fought shoulder to shoulder to defend freedom in South Korea.

I have no doubt that, taking its strength from those days, the solidarity and friendship between our countries has continued to develop and with stand all the challenges which may lie ahead.

I  hope that  with the Certificate of Honorary Citizenship of the Republic of S. Korea, City of Soul given to me that  the Republic of Turkey and Republic of S. Korea will be brought closer together in cooperative activities and exchanges that would boost trade, tourism and above all, deepen the brotherhood between our peoples."  Also present at the ceremony  was  Ibrahim Kurtulus mother Necmiye Kurtulus ,  his friends Erhan Atay and Ridvan Sezer.  After the ceremony the Consulate General of S.Korea in New York gave a dinner to Honor Ibrahim Kurtulus and his guest  at Turkish restaurant Ali Baba.

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