World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday had a breakfast with Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi who challenged Israeli troops that had arrested her brother.
Erdogan recived Tamimi and her mother Neriman Tamimi at his hotel.
Prime Minister Erdogan spoke with Tamimi and her mother for a while and gave several gifts to the family.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA) after the breakfast, Ahed Tamimi said that she had a breakfast with a prime minister for the first time in her life.
"I thanked Prime Minister Erdogan for his hospitality and his support to Palestine," Ahed Tamimi said.
Tamimi was awarded with "Handala Courage Award" in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Visiting Turkey as being the guest of Basaksehir Municipality of Istanbul, 13-year-old Tamimi attended a series of events ahead of the award ceremony and opened an art exhibition titled "Being children in Palestine".
She thanked Turkish children for welcoming her as she was one of them, and called on the Palestinian children to stand tall, at the ceremony.
Tamimi said she was proud to get the Handala award which would enhance her strength. She said she showed her fist to the soldier and thought she could make Palestine free.
Answering questions of AA correspondent, Tamimi said she would like to be a lawyer in order to contribute to the Palestinian issue.
Handala Courage Award, handed out by the Basaksehir Municipality, was named after the cartoon character Handala created by Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali noted for the political criticism of the Arab regimes and Israel in his works. Handala, a 10-year-old boy, became an icon of Palestinian identity and defiance.Last Mod: 30 Aralık 2012, 14:14