The 5th Ethnospor Culture Festival has begun – TRT Spor

Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, President of the World Ethnosport Confederation Bilal Erdoğan, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya and many Istanbul residents attended the opening ceremony of the festival at Atatürk Airport.

After the parade, which was attended by the Mehteran, Kök-Börü team, athletes of traditional sports, Kazakhstan Equestrian Wrestling Team and Karabakh Equestrian Show Team, several teams held demonstrations.

During the opening of the organization, Minister Kasapoğlu said that the Ethnospor Culture Festival has turned into a culture and sports festival.

Noting that they are making great efforts to keep traditional sports activities alive and widespread, Kasapoğlu said:

“It is a special excitement and pride for us to organize this year with great enthusiasm our organization, which has grown into the most extensive and largest participation festival in the world in traditional sports. We have carried out many activities in the traditional, sporting, cultural and artistic fields.The festival has turned into a cultural and sports festival.Especially the unifying power of traditional sports, it is a very meaningful opportunity for the consolidation of our bonds of unity and brotherhood, and for the societies to come closer together.

Since its inception in 2015, the World Ethnosports Confederation has made a serious effort to keep our traditional sports alive and popular. As the Ministry of Youth and Sports, with our support, contribution and cooperation, we stand behind the Confederation in all its activities. The promotion of our traditional sports, one of the most special elements of our national identity, at the international level was also included in our 11th Development Plan. The Ethnosport Culture Festival is a work that serves this purpose, which we are proud and excited about.”

Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu said that 4 different federations are working on traditional sports in Turkey: “The mission of traditional sports is very important to protect our traditions and values, to transfer our cultural heritage and riches into the future through our youth. Traditional sports in our country, with the leadership and great support of our president. We carry out our traditional sports activities in 4 different federations, namely branches, Turkish archery, equestrian sports and traditional wrestling. As in every field, we raise the bar for success every day with our support of traditional branches. On the other hand, we set our goals even higher. In the last 5 years traditional competition and We see an increase of more than 100 percent in the number of athletes. We see that the interest and favor of our young people in These industries have grown significantly and we are also fully supporting this effort with new investments in infrastructure hours due to the increasing interest. With the existing facility We equip our products with the qualifications to cater to traditional industries. We have built a unique traditional sports complex in Ankara. As a ministry, we are carrying out remarkable works to introduce traditional sports to our youth with our entire sports infrastructure and to ensure that the whole society can benefit from them.”

Minister Kasapoğlu explained that Turkey has achieved a very serious acceleration in the sport over the past 20 years, as in every field, saying: “We are reaping the benefits of this in many ways, with increasing pride every day. is about spreading sport to the grassroots and athletic success. He is also realizing the performance revolution with his works.”

Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu recalls that this year Turkey will host the Islamic Solidarity Games and the World Nomad Games:

“Everyone knows our country’s reputation and brand in terms of its organizational ability. When we combine our facilities infrastructure, climate and geographical features with our historical and cultural background, we see that our country has become a major brand in sports tourism Our guests, who have experienced the excitement of the organization in our country, constantly express their satisfaction and come to us with new demands and projects.This is a source of happiness for us.

In August of this year, we will experience the excitement of the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya. More than 5000 athletes from 56 countries participate in the event. On the other hand, we will hold the fourth World Nomad Games, which we consider very important for the Turkish world and our traditional sports, in Bursa on September 29 – October 2 under the auspices of our President. We will showcase the traditional sports of all countries of the world in the best way in the games we will organize with the slogan “the traditional signature for the future”. We aim to make the Nomad Games, which we will host in Bursa from more than 100 countries, a global brand with the Organization of Turkish States and the World Ethnosports Confederation. We work for all these organizations with growing enthusiasm. I hope that 2022 will be a year that we will remember with sport and that we will crown new achievements.”


Erdogan: “We have excitement and joy to share”

Bilal Erdoğan, president of the World Ethnosports Confederation, said they are happy with the 5th Ethnosports Culture Festival, which they have been waiting for a while due to the epidemic.

Erdoğan said they see this festival as an important opportunity to spend time together, meet, have fun and learn: “Here we reach our own roots and the colorful cultures of the world, we establish a special affinity with our traditions. We don’t see traditional sports and games that far away. On the contrary, our people, families and young people don’t see this festival that far away. We want our children to be able to play sports and grow with these games in their daily lives.” the expressions used.

Emphasizing Erdoğan that they think the future of humanity lies in solidarity and peace, Erdoğan said: “We believe that these elements, such as tradition, respect, solidarity and peace, which make human life valuable and contain facts, are a treasure. We open the doors of these treasures together through these festivals. We continue this, not for the geography, for Anatolia or not just for the Turkish world, but for the future of all humanity. We think the future of humanity is also is based on solidarity and peace. This is where we support solidarity and peace with the strong ties we have established with our traditions. We know that love, respect and conversation are aligned with our traditions. There is.” he said.

Claiming that the developments in the world show that humanity is in need of dialogue and peace more than ever, Bilal Erdoğan continued:

“Each of us has important responsibilities to quench the tears that flow of love. It is not too late for each of us to put a smile on each other’s faces. We must work together to bring hope into the world and bring peace in the regions we live in. What connects us today and makes us who we are. We must stick to the values. We think the 5th Ethnosports Culture Festival is very important in this context. We have 4 days of excitement and joy to We will be able to watch and experience many traditional sports and games from different cultures, traditional arts and universal flavors will add color to our festival. We will witness one of the most colorful festivals in the world with more than a thousand participants on sports, art, culture and gastronomy.”


“The 5th Ethnosport Culture Festival, especially the festival of our youth”

Bilal Erdoğan, president of the World Ethnosport Confederation, said they would love to welcome families to the festival, saying: “Dear mothers and fathers, it is in our hands to make our future bright. The inspiration we get from our roots We believe that our children deserve a more beautiful and peaceful world. planted in the world. Our hopes will always live with your sacrifices and self-sacrifice.” he said.

Erdoğan, wishing it would be a festival full of joy and fun for the children, said: “Dear children, you are at a festival where you can meet our traditions and play dozens of games, some of which have been forgotten. It is a very special opportunity to shoot arrows, ride a horse, wrestle and participate in a historical adventure.You will live unforgettable moments during the event.You have to play the games you learned in school and on the street safely with your friends “You will see that you have learned many things while having fun. You will see that based on this there are respect, solidarity and peace and the values ​​that make this country our home.” the expressions used.

Bilal Erdoğan also addressed the youth, stating that the festival includes many sports and games where young people can efficiently manage their energy and time, saying:

“You have to play the experiences, the many sports and games that you have learned here all your life, so you will see that your analytical thinking skills will increase, as well as your physical development and you will get the key to a multifaceted life. I would like to express that the 5th Ethnosports Culture Festival is a festival especially for our youth.We will find traces of our childhood, traditions and different cultures of the world and share the same excitement at our 5th Ethnosport Culture Festival, which opens its doors to more than a million visitors. I hope that our festival will leave beautiful traces on all our visitors.”


Governor Yerlikaya: “Our children and young people will be introduced to our traditional sports and ancient cultural values”

Governor Ali Yerlikaya recalled that 145 thousand 300 saplings were planted in the Nation’s Garden at Atatürk Airport on May 29, when the Day of Conquest is celebrated, and said: “Now, our children and young people, who each have a separate sapling are in the same garden, are the guarantee of our future. will follow their tracks and live up to our traditional sports and ancient cultural values.” said.

Referring to the historical depth of Anatolian geography, Yerlikaya said, “Our geography is the most fertile country in the world, where history is written, where art, science and culture take root. Each of our cultural values ​​has grown out of this land to which we belong.” , which makes us who we are. It is possible to find traces of this high culture after every motif woven into our architectural works and our tapestries. As we have been leading the world in science, art and technology for centuries , we first put on our own identity and culture and went to the private square. To be us at the Ethnosports Culture Festival, to protect what is ours. Going into the field carries a very divine responsibility. It transforms the story of this country in a celebration and transmit it to new generations.Our ethnosport culture festival eliminates differences with sport, the universal language of peace, develops the consciousness of coexistence. Our network equips our youth with the morals of our ancestral sports.”

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