Çakır, the official mascot of 23rd Summer Deaflympics, visited Hasan Togar, the mayor of Tekkeköy in his office.~ Tekkeköy is the district where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics will be held.

Publicity events are continuing for 23rd Summer Deaflympics, which will be hosted in Samsun between 18th-30th of July. As part of the events, Çakır, the official mascot of 2017 Deaflympics, visited Hasan Togar, the mayor of Tekkeköy in his office. The mascot Çakır greeted the municipality workers and toured the town hall.
 
The official opening and closing ceremonies will be held in Tekkeköy
 
Hasan Togar, the mayor of Tekkeköy, stated that Tekkeköy Municipality is using all means possible to provide for the event. He continued: "We as Tekkeköy are ready for the Deaflympics. The opening and closing ceremonies of the largest organization in Turkish sports history will be held in the new 19 Mayıs Stadium in our district. This is a great source of honor and pride for us. We will be hosting thousands of local and international guests. We are acting with the awareness of this. To promote the events, images prepared by our Ministry of Youth and Sports have been adoring the billboards, signs and buildings of our district."
 
Togar, who expressed that the Deaflympics is a great blessing for Samsun, went on: "I'd like thank Mr. Akif Çağatay Kılıç, our Minister of Youth and Sports, personally and on behalf of my city for making this organization possible and I invite the people of Samsun to participate in this international organization".

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