Pakistan nominates Erdoğan for the Nobel Peace Prize

pAKISTAN Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Turkey Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani Senate has nominated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the Nobel Peace Prize for his supposed "efforts to resolve the Ukrainian crisis."

“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 Erdoğan "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.

He claimed 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.”

The Senate said it has officially registered the nomination in favour of the Turkish leader on Wednesday.

Erdoğan has also been credited for his successful mediation of the Black Sea grain deal between Kiev and Moscow, which averted a global grain crisis, but the Turkish army continues to occupy large areas of Cyprus, Syria and Iraq, and was a major backer of Azerbaijan's invasion of historically-demographically Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh.

Ankara has yet to issue a statement regarding the nomination, but comes after the Turkish Parliament also nominated Erdoğan for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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