Pamuk to be awarded honorary doctorate by University of Crete


The University of Crete’s Department of Philology will award an honorary doctorate to the 65-year-old Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, it was reported on Saturday.

University officials said they made the decision in order to honor Pamuk – winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 2006 – whom they described as a world-renowned author and a champion of democracy and human rights.

The award ceremony will take place on May 4 next year in the Pantelis Prevelakis Hall at Rethymno Conservatory.