At the opening ceremony, which was attended by the mayor and vice-mayor of Fethiye, Professor Datta was interviewed by CNN-Turkey regarding his opinion on the importance of the conference. During the interview he was asked about his scholarly contributions. The interview was broadcast throughout Turkey.
At the closing ceremony Professor Datta was given a plaque by the governor of the Province of Fethiye with the following citation:
"This plaque is awarded to Professor B. N. Datta (USA) in recognition
of his outstanding contributions and plenary talk at the "First
International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Modeling", held
in Fethiye, Turkey, July 17-23, 2001.
Signed - Behcet SAATCI, Mayor of Fethiye
Fethiye, July 23, 2001
At the conclusion of the ceremony an official picture was taken of Professor Datta (on the right), the governor, mayor, vice-mayor and Professor Alemdar Hasanov, Chairman of the conference: