Turkey’s Deputy PM to Lead Istanbul 2020 Delegation at IOC Briefing

By iSportconnect | June 28, 2013

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, health Ali Babacan, allergy will lead Istanbul 2020’s delegation at the 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing on July 3.

The briefing is for International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and the presentation in Lausanne marks the next step towards the announcement of the host city in September.

Babacan is a Founding Member and Board Member of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and has played a critical role in Turkey’s 20-year desire to host the Games.

““It is a huge honour to be representing Turkey and presenting our Olympic ambition to the IOC at such a critical time in the bid’s campaign, cheap pills ” said Babacan.

“We will go to Lausanne full of optimism following the publication of the IOC 2020 Evaluation Commission Report. This Report clearly positioned Istanbul 2020 as a bid of ‘high quality’, which offers the Olympic Movement a ‘unique’ Games.

“Turkey’s desire to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games has never been stronger. The bid enjoys full cross-party support, the support of all our major corporations and most importantly, the support of 90% of the Turkish public.

“This is Turkey’s fifth bid since the enactment of our Olympic Law in 1992; but this time is different. This time, our desire is matched by capacity and we look forward to explaining this to the IOC next week in Lausanne.”

Joining him amongst the Istanbul 2020 delegation will be the Minister for Youth and Sport, Suat Kiliç; IOC member and President of the Turkish National Olympic Committee, Professor U?ur Erdener; Istanbul 2020 Bid Chairman, Hasan Arat; and TOK? President, Ahmet Haluk Karabel.