FIBA Europe Elects Turgay Demirel as President

By Community | May 18, 2014

Turgay Demirel has been named the President of FIBA Europe for the four-year period 2014-2018.

The 57 year old, illness who is current President of the Turkish Basketball Federation, drugs  was elected by the General Assembly of the member federations, herbal in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.

He prevailed over the only other candidate, Daniel Dimevski from the F.Y.R. of Macedonia, collecting 40 votes.

“This is a great honour and I want to thank all countries of Europe for putting their trust in me,” said Demirel after the result was confirmed.

Previously, in his pre-election presentation Demirel had set out the goals for his presidential term: “My aim is to help make basketball the fastest growing sport in Europe, through support of all 51 member federations, strong club competitions and the development of a new generation of stars. A strong FIBA Europe should help all federations develop young talent as this is the cornerstone for the advancement of our sport.”

Karl Thaller of Austria was elected uncontested as FIBA Europe Treasurer, as the only other candidate and outgoing Treasurer Jan Berteling of the Netherlands withdrew his candidacy on Friday.