The official mascot of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics came together with the people within the scope of promoting Deaflympics 2017 and serve "atom" the traditional dessert of Samsun.

In a shopping center, Çakır, who wears the local clothes of the city,  has invited people of Samsun to support the athletes during the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will start on July 18th. Çakır, who serves "atom" to the citizens and takes photographs with them, became the focus of people of Samsun. 

Marketing and PR Director of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics Aşkın Atan who gave information about the organization said: "We are providing Çakır the official mascot of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which is the 3rd biggest of the world and the biggest sports organization of Turkey to meet with the public. We introduce our mascot with our children, our young people, and families by various activities. Our sportive events are already ongoing. We are presenting the 21 sports in the 23rd Summer Deaflympics with mini games and waiting for the people both to come to the opening ceremony and to support our national team in the halls. Atan stated that the people showed great interest in the official mascot Çakır and the promotion events will continue at full speed in the following days.

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