Our goal is to announce Cyprus in the international sports arena
Within the scope of the 46th anniversary of the Cyprus Peace Operation, the Turkish and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) national swimmers swam from Mersin to Cyprus. The swimmers, including former state minister Kürşad Tüzmen and Asst. Prof. Dr. Kubilay Çimen from Istanbul Gelisim University, arrived in Cyprus at noon today.
“OUR AIM IS TO ANNOUNCATE CYPRUS AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL”
Pointing out that Cyprus is trying to be assimilated from political areas and it is not included in the sports arena, Çimen said: “Our aim was to bring the Turkish flag back to Cyprus and raise awareness completing 90 km course on the 46th anniversary of the Cyprus Peace Operation. Besides, Cyprus has been assimilated very much in the political and economic arena, especially in the sports arena at the international level. Therefore, we were here to state that we are not indifferent as Turkish athletes. We also wanted to show the world that we can realize such an organization by taking certain health conditions and precautions during the pandemic process.”
“THE NIGHT STAGE WAS VERY DIFFICULT”
Stating that the night stage is more tiring and difficult during the 90-kilometer course, Çimen finished his words as follows: “Our night stage was very difficult, with the special request of our Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, the coast guard teams accompanied us with 2 boats throughout the organization. Today we arrived in Cyprus at noon and we delivered our flag to the General Directorate of Sports here.”