During the visit of the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the Fondazione Mediterraneo, was held the ceremony for conferring the Mediterranean Institutions Award 2005 upon him.
The award was handed by President Capasso and Secretary General Schwimmer.

Among those present were: Turkish Minister Mehmet Aydin, Turkish Ambassador to Italy Uğur Ziyal, the Ambassadors of Morocco and Syria to Italy, the President of Campania Region Antonio Bassolino, the Prefect of Naples Profili and the Presidents of Benevento Province Nardone and Cosenza Province Oliverio.

Prime Minister Erdoğan expressed his satisfaction with the “Greater Mediterranean” project, defining it very important for peace and dialogue.