Being able to communicate with the sign language, Çakır becomes the first mascot in the history of the Turkish sports that can talk. Çakır gave sign language education to volunteers who will take part in the 23rd Summer Deaflympics.

Çakır who won the sympathy of people of Samsun and Turkey is the first mascot to speak of Turkish sports history. Mascot Çakır will be able to communicate with all deaf guests in venues, accommodation areas and other areas in sign language without needing any interpreter during Deaflympics Samsun 2017. By this means, this will contribute to increase the awareness of and sensitivity to deaf people and sign language.
 
Samsun Deaflympics 2017 General Coordinator Serkan Baltacı stated that Deaf mascots will also take part in the games and added "The first talking mascot of the world will welcome 96 countries in Samsun. By stating that first speaking mascot, we mean that our mascot will speak in sign language." 
 
Mr. Baltacı stated that the Deaf will be the center of Deaflympics 2017 and added "the deaf person inside the mascot outfit will both represent Turkey and show the world that the Deaf is at the center of the organization.
 
Volunteers who will take part in Deaflympics 2017 state that they are pleased that mascot Çakır knows the sign language and everyone is conscious thanks to the games and. They also believe that it will continue after Deaflympics.
 

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