Mr. Salim KAYICI, President of Turkish Kickboxing Federation who is a Board Member of WAKO (IF) and Vice President of WAKO Europe arranged a meeting with Espen LUND, Acting President of WAKO (IF) and Prof. Dr. Uğur ERDENER, who is President of Turkish National Olympic Committee. The meeting took place in Ankara, Turkey on 28th of May 2014. Uğur ERDENER is a Turkish physician specialized in ophthalmology and professor at the Hacettepe University, Ankara. He is the former president of Turkish Archery Federation, he is the actual president of World Archery Federation and he is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee. Uğur ERDENER is a Member of the Women and Sport since Commission; was a member of the Medical Commission between 2009-2014 and since 2014 he has been Chairman of the Medical Commission.
This meeting was very important for WAKO since we had the unique possibility to present our sport both on Turkish national level and at international level. We had good discussions about our sport and of martial art in general. Mr. Erdener showed interest in our sport and also explained about the sport situation in Turkey in general.
During the meeting Mr. Salim KAYICI gave kickboxing gloves to Mr. Uğur ERDENER as a gift.