State Medal of Distinguished Service (Turkey)

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Devlet Üstün Hizmet Madalyası
State Medal of Distinguished Service
Awarded by
Emblem of the President of Turkey.svg
the President of Turkey
Type Medal
Awarded for "distinguished service in contribution to the emerge of Turkish State through generous action, self-sacrifice, accomplishment or merit at home or abroad."[1]
Status Active
Statistics
Established October 24, 1983

State Medal of Distinguished Service (Turkish: Devlet Üstün Hizmet Madalyası) is one of the three civil state decorations of Turkey. The medal was established on October 24, 1983 with the Law on Medals and Orders, Act No. 2933. It is rewarded to Turkish citizens, foreigners and organizations for distinguished service in contribution to the emerge of Turkish State through generous action, self-sacrifice, accomplishment or merit at home or abroad.[1][2]

The medal is bestowed by the President of Turkey upon cabinet's approval on the proposal of a government minister, the speaker of the parliament or the chief of general staff.[2]

To the medal belong a lapel pin and a certificate.[2]

Design[edit]

The medal has an oval form and is 45 mm (1.8 in) long. It is of gold plated metal. The medal's front depicts the Turkish moon and crescent with the initials "T.C." (abbreviation of "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti" for "Turkish Republic") in relief. The reverse depicts relevant symbols and motifs with the inscription "T.C. Devlet Şeref Madalyası" (Turkish Republic Medal of Distinguished Service).[2] The medal is attached to a ribbon

The medal's lapel pin is in a rectangular form of 10 mm × 30 mm (0.39 in × 1.18 in). It depicts a composition in red and white with the initials "T.C." made of enamel on gold plate.[2]

The medal and the lapel pin are minted at the national mint and printer (Turkish: Darphane ve Damga Matbaası).[1]

Notable recipients[edit]

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