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b_300_200_16777215_00_images_aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.jpgAsli Erdogan was one of the names awarded for the Theodor Heuss Medal in this year. The theme of this year was "ode to debate-democratic public opinion" at the awards ceremony organized by the Foundation, which has the name of Germany's first president, Theodor Heuss. In the statement made by Theodor Heuss Foundation, it was declared that  Ms. Erdogan was awarded for her exemplary determination and involvement to democracy, human rights and freedom of speech. Since Ms. Erdogan could not attend the award ceremony held on 1st of April in Germany, FNF Turkey representatives received the award on behalf of Ms. Erdogan and delivered to Aslı Erdogan on Friday, May 5th. Aslı Erdoğan pointed out that she received the award on behalf of all the persecuted journalists, writers and human rights defenders on a video interview recorded through FNF Turkey.