Special guest of the 8th Turkish Open


Dear Taekwondo Family,

Special guest of the 8th Turkish Open.

IOC Member and Vice President of WT Ms. Aicha Garad Ali Honored 8th Turkish Open Istanbul/Turkey. 1590 athletes from 46 countries Participated to the Turkish Open organized by Turkish Taekwondo Federation. Tournament also has a special guest; IOC member and WT Vice President Aicha Garad Ali, who was invited to the tournament by the Federation. She closely follows the organization held in Istanbul.

While Aicha Garad Ali was closely interested in the athletes in the tournament, She presented medals to those who ranked. In addition, a commemoration ceremony was held for two big loss of taekwondo family who carried out important work for taekwondo and recently passed away; ‘’General Ahmed Fouly and Milan Kwee,’’ with the participation of  IOC Member and WT Vice President Aicha Garad Ali, WT Council Member Dr. Metin Sahin, WT Auditor Ali Sagirkaya, officials, referees and athletes.President of Turkish Taekwondo Federation Prof. Dr. Metin Şahin said, “It is very important for us that my colleague from WT and also IOC member Aicha Garad Ali comes here. She also saw the organization here and expressed her appreciation. Aicha Garad Ali has important services in many sports branches, especially taekwondo. I thank her for coming to Istanbul and coming together with us”.Sincerely yours,Ali Sagirkaya