In Germany, Aydin Dogan given Golden Victoria Award
The German Union of Magazine Publishers (VDZ) yesterday gave Dogan Holding Chairman Aydin Dogan the Golden Victoria Award for his contributions to the integration and friendship of Turkey and Germany. At the ceremony in Berlin, German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that people see each other through the media and that it can help migrants be better understood. Stating that the Dogan Group has helped Turks living in Germany integrate with society, Schaeuble praised the stories covering the Euro 2008 semifinals between the two countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she appreciated the Dogan Group's work to promote harmony. For his part, Dogan said that he was honored and thanked the VDF. He said that cultural differences should not be seen as a source of problems, but as a resource.