Unity of International Journalists of Turkic Speaking Countries and Unity of Journalists of Bartin (Turkey), have arranged ceremony of Ismail Gasprinsky Awards, in the sphere of journalism and human rights protection.

QHA News Agency was awarded the Journalism of Turkic World award; First Crimean Tatar ATR Channel awarded Television of Turkic World award; “Zaman Yolcusu” (Time Traveller) programs of NTV Channel got Documentary Program of the Year award. Two journalists Zafer Karatay and Neshe Sarisoy-Karatay shared the Documentary of the Turkic World award for their movie «Kırımoğlu Bir Halkın Mücadelesi» and a documentary about Ismail Gasprinsky.

The governor of Bartin Seitfettin Azizoglu, the mayor Dzhemal Akin, the rector of the Bartin University prof. Ramazan Kaplan and other prominent people have spoken at the ceremony.

Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev and the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people were awarded The Human Rights award.