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Erdogan slams awarding of Nobel prize to Peter Handke

Stayaways and protests against Peter Handke at Nobel awards ceremony

Just after the award was announced by Nobel Prize Committee, people took on Twitter to express their anger, while some of them even said that "protests are coming".

Swiss education and research minister Guy Parmelin was also present having been invited by Michel Mayor and the University of Geneva, who wanted to underline the importance of public funding for basic scientific research in Switzerland. In chemistry, the award was shared by John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino.

The prize was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza "for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability".

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the prize in economics.

Olga Tokarczuk, who is considered the leading Polish novelist of her generation, also collected her belated 2018 literature prize. Instead, Handke claimed Muslims Bosniaks in Sarajevo killed themselves, adding that he can not believe Bosnians committed genocide.

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And as dignitaries arrived in limousines for the awards ceremony, about a dozen protesters waved placards with slogans such as "No Nobel for Fake News", reported Reuters news agency. Ambassadors of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Turkey also stayed away from the Stockholm event.

The sore Erdogan asserted that awarding such a "killer" amounts to complicity in the oppression.

Erdogan believes that giving a Nobel Prize to a "racist" who denied the genocide in Bosnia and defends war crimes has no meaning on Human Rights Day.

She also invoked the first female literature laureate, Selma Lagerlof of Sweden, who won the prize 110 years ago: "I bow low to her across time and to all the other women, all the female creators who boldly exceeded the limiting roles of society imposed on them and had the courage to tell their story to the world loud and clear". "Serbian press called him a" good friend" and President Alexander Van der Bellen stated" we've got a great deal to thank Peter Heal for.

"The problem with Handke is his refusal to admit genocide on the Bosnian population in the 1990s", said Adnan Mahmutović, one of the organisers of Tuesday's demonstration in Stockholm.

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Olsson responded to a letter from survivors of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina: "It is obvious that we understand Peter Handke's literary work in very different ways".

Swedish journalist Christina Doctare returned her 1988 Nobel Peace Prize to the Royal Swedish Academy on December 10 in protest against the awarding Handke.

"I will not participate in Nobel Week this year. celebrating Peter Handke's Nobel Prize would be pure hypocrisy on my part", Englund told the daily Dagens Nyheter.

One external member of the Nobel literature committee, Gun-Britt Sundstrom, resigned this month over the choice Handke, saying it had been interpreted as if literature stood above politics.

"That the Nobel has been awarded to such a man called Handke, who is the representative of a vampire scholars community, means that a vampire community appeared".

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