In advance of 23rd Summer Deaflympics, the largest sports organization in Turkish sports history, Youth and Sports Minister Mr. Akif Çağatay Kılıç met with national athletes.

In the meeting, which all athletes who will carry the Turkish flag in Deaflympics 2017 attended, Minister Mr. Akif Çağatay Kılıç foremost expressed his confidence in Turkish athletes and said the most important subject of Deaflympics are the athletes.

Minister Mr. Çağatay Kılıç emphasized the importance of Deaflympics 2017 for the future of Turkish sports. He stated that after this historic organization, he is confident that the athletes will lead future generations and that the Crescent-Stars will do their best in the competition.

Minister Mr. Çağatay Kılıç remarked that he is sure Turkish athletes will succeed in Deaflympics 2017, which Samsun will host for 13 days. He also added that in addition to gaining medals and ranking high, building bonds of friendship is also very important.

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