Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan listed among World’s top 10 most influential Muslim figure

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An international think thank has placed Turkey’s first lady among the world’s top ten most influential Muslim figures.

The Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) has nominated Emine Erdogan for its International Peace Awards 2020 for the ten leading Muslim figures across the globe.

Talking to an international news agency, INSPAD’s President Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said that Emine Erdogan was chosen for her tremendous services in the fields of social development with a focus on women’s empowerment, the environment, culture, arts and social awareness.

The list also includes former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Muhammad, the head of Bahrain’s Council of Women Shaikha Noora Al Khalifa, and Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa of Saudi Arabia.

The Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD), which simultaneously operates from Pakistan and Belgium, has nominated Emine Erdoğan for its International Peace Awards 2020 for the 10 leading Muslim figures across the globe for their services in different fields.

The body, which has 5,000 ambassadors of peace and over 12,000 members from different countries, every year selects prominent Muslim figures from around the globe.