Turkish athletes who will participate in Deaflympics 2017 have sent a message of unity and solidarity on the anniversary of the 15th July 2016 failed coup attempt.


On the first anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt, messages of unity and solidarity are being voiced all around Turkey. Turkish athletes who will participate in 23rd Summer Deaflympics also joined this voice of unity.

A ceremony has been held in Olympic Village, to which all 294 athletes representing Turkey and Sports General Manager Mehmet Baykan attended. The athletes and Baykan sent a message of unity with banners and the Turkish flag.

The athletes made their way to Cumhuriyet Square with a convoy after the ceremony, adorned with Turkish flags and fitted with screens to broadcast events all around the country.

The athletes, who were invited on stage in the ceremony, were greeted by great enthusiasm and applause from the crowd.

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