Çakır the official mascot of 23rd Summer Deaflympics, which will be held on 18-30 July, met with citizens in trams and shopping centers and celebrated their bairam.

Official Mascot of 23rd Summer Deaflympics, Çakır, met with the people in two shopping malls and trams to celebrate the people of Samsun on the third day of the Ramadan Bairam. Çakır, who also uses the light rail system, hands out candy to the people of Samsun. Çakır, who is the center of attention of children, even kisses the hand of his elders and receive an allowance, did not neglect to take plenty of souvenir photographs with the people of Samsun.

Citizens in this meeting who have experienced joyful moments say that they are very happy to meet with mascot Çakır and they feel the pride of hosting the biggest Deaflympics in the history. Citizens who state that they will follow the competition on site during the Games, thank Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç for carrying such a big organization to Samsun.

In the event, the Olympic volunteers also distributed promotional leaflets related to 23rd Summer Deaflympics to the people.


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