ISTANBUL (QHA) -

Crimean Tatar singer Jamala (Susana Jamaladinova) was conferred with Red Apple Awards award for her ‘contribution to art’, she wrote on Facebook.

“I was pleasantly shocked today! Being awarded among journalists, publishers, sportsmen, engineers and others, it is quite different from getting a music award”- Jamala said.

Jamala noted, that the song she performed was dedicated to “her people, who are struggling fro their rights on historical homeland”.

The ceremony took place in Edirne, Turkey on May 29.

The awards was granted in 10 different categories such as: Red Apple “State” Award, Red Apple “Diplomacy” Award, Red Apple “Business” Awards, Red Apple “Science” Award, Red Apple “Culture” Award, Red Apple “Art” Award, Red Apple “Technology” Award, Red Apple “Strategy” Award, Red Apple “Sports” Award, Red Apple “Public Diplomacy” Award.  

QHA