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Ataturk’s house in Thessaloniki visited by scientists Şahin and Türeci who discovered the first coronavirus vaccine

Today they are honored with the “Empress Theophanos” award

Turkish scientists Dr. Uğur Şahin and Dr. lemzlem Türeci, who this year will be honored with the “Empire Theophany” award by the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, are in Thessaloniki.

Inahin and Türeci will be rewarded for developing the first coronavirus vaccine.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the iconic Rotonda monument, in the presence of the President of the Republic and almost all members of the Advisory and Steering Committee of the Foundation from all over Europe.

Uğur Şahin and Dr. Immediately after arriving in Thessaloniki, lemzlem Türeci visited the Turkish Consulate General in the city and visited the house where Kemal Atatürk was born, according to a post on the Consulate’s official Twitter account.

Offering an invaluable service to all of humanity with the vaccine they created against the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. lemzlem Türeci and Dr. Uğur Şahin was received at our Consulate General during their visit to Thessaloniki and visited Atatürk’s house together.

Dr. Türeci and Dr. Şahin, who expressed their desire to see the Atatürk House upon their arrival, writes the following in the guestbook. “As scientists of Turkish origin, it is an honor for us to visit the place where Atatürk was born. As one of the pioneering leaders of modern Europe, Atatürk understood the fundamental values ​​that free thought and science have for humanity. Consider his wise words, “Science is the only true guide to life.”ibna

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