Within the scope of Deaflympics events, Justice and Development Party deputy responsible for environment, city and culture and deputy of Samsun, Çiğdem Karaaslan and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz met with the people of Samsun at different centers of the city with the accompany of Mascot Çakır.

Justice and Development Party deputy responsible for environment, city and culture and deputy of Samsun, Çiğdem Karaaslan, General Coordinator of Summer Deaflympics Samsun, Director of Turkish Deaf Sports Federation, Ümit Kihtir met with the people of Samsun at Çobanlı Beach with the accompany of official mascot Çakır.

Deputy Karaaslan who stated that Turkey is now a host to large organizations in worldwide level, and mobilized all of the means said: "Therefore, it is natural that the participation level is high in such a large international organization like this. Especially, in terms of athletes. The number of participating countries in Deaflympics is still increasing. At the same time, spectator participation is very high. We know that not only from Samsun and the Black Sea region but also from all parts of Turkey people will come to Samsun, especially for the opening ceremony.

"WE BECAME A SPORTS CITY THANKS TO THE MINISTER KILIÇ"

Karaaslan, who underlines that thanks to its strong infrastructure, Samsun became a candidate for such a big organization and said: "We can now name ourselves a sports city thanks to Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç's great contributions that he has given to Samsun for many years. I do not only mean in terms of physical space, Samsun is also a city where very important athletes trained and rose."
 
Justice and Development Party deputy responsible for environment, city and culture and deputy of Samsun, Çiğdem Karaaslan said: "We are ready for 23rd Summer Deaflympics. We are waiting for you to Samsun. Come!" in the message that she gave in sign language.

SAMSUN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY MAYOR YUSUF ZİYA YILMAZ: WE ARE FILLED WITH THE EXCITEMENT TO HOST GUESTS

Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz met with the citizens within the scope of Deaflympics. Mascot Çakır and Mr. Yılmaz, who walked along the Çiftlik Street, draw the attention of the citizens of all ages. Yılmaz made a statement in there, "We are excitedly waiting for 18th of July which is the date to start the games. We are both experiencing the excitement of welcoming guests, and we are thrilled with the excitement of preparing our city for this great event which has the carnival atmosphere"
 
Yılmaz who stated that the city has the Olympic Spirit now, added: 

"It is very meaningful to have such an organization in our city in an environment where we have many problems known in the geography. Our President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, supported this event with his instructions. Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç made contributions and efforts to be the best host of the Games by without avoiding anything. Besides all this support, we, as the metropolitan municipality, will organize Deaflympics 2017 in the best possible way if we do everything that we can ever do."

With more than 3,000 athletes and more than 5,000 participants from 96 countries, the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, the largest event of Turkish sports history and Deaflympics history, will start with the opening ceremony which will be held in new 19 Mayıs Stadium, on 30th of July. The closing ceremony of the games will be held on 30th of July at the Mustafa Dağıstanlı Sports Hall.

 

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