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Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports, visited the National Men’s Basketball Team, which is preparing for the match that will be hosted by Great Britain on Sunday, July 3, during the FIBA ​​2023 World Cup qualifiers.

The President of the Turkish Basketball Federation Hidayet Türkoğlu and the members of the board of directors also took part in the visit at the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall.

Meeting and chatting with the new head coach of the A National Men’s Basketball Team, Ergin Ataman, and the players, Minister Kasapoğlu wished the national team success in the Great Britain game.

Expressing that basketball players playing in different countries of the world come together with the spirit of the national team, Kasapoğlu said, “First of all, I wish success to the new technical team and to you. Turkey is a country of sports. Basketball is a pioneering branch in terms of being a country of sports. Each of my friends here heralds a different excitement. I would like to express that we have a different hope from you as a country, and that we are pursuing this hope with great enthusiasm.” he said.

Emphasizing that he is very hopeful for 2022 on behalf of basketball, Kasapoğlu said, “We have the World Cup qualifications and the European Championship ahead of us. The hearts of our people will be with you in these competitions. I think 2022 will be the year of basketball. It will be a year that we will leave behind with full success. I believe that you will make our 85 million citizens happy. I believe. This happiness will not be about today. Just as the President of the Federation, Hidayet Türkoğlu, has ignited you with his success in the NBA, you will also ignite the newcomers.” used the expressions.

Expressing that they have many projects for basketball, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “With your success, we will accelerate these projects. Young people will follow in your footsteps. As the Ministry, our cooperation with our federation and our clubs will continue. As the Ministry, we are by your side for whatever it takes. Do not doubt it. We will succeed together. I believe that we will bring our nation together with the happiness it deserves. I wish success to each of you.” made its assessment.

After his speech, Turkish Basketball Federation President Hidayet Türkoğlu presented Minister Kasapoğlu, who watched the training, with a national team jersey with his name on it.

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Source: UAV

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