Pamuk awared honorary doctorate in Florence
Florence University, one of Italy's most prestigious universities, yesterday presented an honorary doctorate to Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk for contributing to cultural ties between the two countries. The ceremony presenting the honor included Rector Augusto Marinelli and Dean Franca Pecchioli. Afterwards, speaking to reporters, Pamuk said Turkey's EU process has many dimensions, including cultural and political ones. "I think Turkey's membership carries importance for freedom of expression and democracy," he added.