Teacher of the Spanish Barcelona University Jose Belver Martinez was awarded the Organization of the Islamic Conferences (OIC) Secretary General Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu medal for his contribution to the development of history of Islamic culture, the OIC said.
International Prize for the study of philosophy and history was established two years ago and is awarded every four years. Prize is named "Gold Medal İhsanoğlu" in honor of the OIC secretary general, a Turkish professor.
Martinez was awarded a gold medal for his contribution to the history of astronomy.
Medals will be awarded to the winner at the international congress on the development of history and technology in the Hungarian capital Budapest, with the participation of the OIC Secretary General İhsanoglu on Aug.1.
Ihsanoglu is the first Turkish professor and scientist who was awarded the international prize Layik for development in history and philosophy in 2008.