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Tthe man overcomes obstacles: Onur Kayihan

2017 Jun 11
Deaf Onur Kayıhan carries out his duty in Samsun as an instructor, although he could not attend Olympic Games as an athlete
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The last event of

2017 Jun 07
The last event of "Olympic Day", which is celebrated worldwide was organized in Samsun, where host 23rd Summer Deaflympics.
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ICSD Executive Board and Turkish Authorities held 5th Progress Report

2017 May 19
Delegation members of the ICSD Executive Board visited the remaining sports venues that were in the final stages of construction. The venues for athletics, shooting, bowling are now fully constructed. These sports venues are now undergoing final work.
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Samsun is learning International Sign

2017 May 14
Before 23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun, a social event was held in a shopping centre on the purpose of taking attention to International Sign
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Volunteers are learning Signs

2017 May 10
The volunteers, who deserved to participate in internatonal sign training after interviews of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics that will be held on 18-30 July in Samsun, are learning sign language
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97th Anniversary of April 23 National sovereignty and children's day was calabrated in Samsun enthusiatically

2017 Apr 23
97th Anniversary of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day was celebrated with the participation of Mr. Ibrahim SAHIN, Samsun Governor, and protocol members of Samsun in Mustafa Dagıstanlı Sports Hall
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The Coordinatorship of Deaflympics is learning Sign language

2017 Apr 13
The Coordinatorship of Deaflympics is learning "Sign Language"
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Media Accreditation for 2017 Summer Deaflympics

2017 Apr 04
Media Accreditation for 2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey
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Samsun 2017 Inspection

2017 Mar 29
From February 18 to 22, more than 70 delegates from 34 countries came to Samsun, Turkey to inspect the sports venues and Village of the Deaflympics to ensure that it's ready for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics.
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ICSD Video News: 2nd Chef De Mission Seminar in Samsun

2017 Mar 09
ICSD video in International Sign highlights the Chef de Mission Seminar in Samsun, Turkey
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ICSD President makes an opening speech during the Chef de Mission

2017 Feb 23
ICSD President, Dr. Valery Rukhledev, makes an opening speech during the 2nd Chef de Mission in Sheraton Grand Hotel in Samsun, Turkey.
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ICSD President's Message Safety Takes Priority

2017 Jan 27
There were a lot of rumors recently about unsafe environment during the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. I would like to share with all of you that Samsun historically has been a non-political, quiet and conservative city.
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ICSD President on Turkey Attack on 01 January 2017

2017 Jan 01
ICSD President on Istanbul Nightclub Attack, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
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ICSD President on Turkey Attack

2016 Dec 14
We stand together today with people of Turkey and we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Turkey.
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Letter by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Republic of Turkey

2016 Dec 14
Akif Cagatay Kilic, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports, released a letter with updates on Turkey's preparations for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics and giving strong assurances on security.
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Ukrainian Deaf Delegation has visited 2017 Deaflympics Venues

2016 Dec 13
Last November, Ukrainian Deaf Delegation has visited Samsun for inspection on the preparatory work of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics.
ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev and Youth and Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic met in Istanbul on the 7  October 2016.

ICSD President and Turkish Youth and Sports Minister met in Istanbul on 7 October 2016

2016 Oct 13
ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev and Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mr. Akif Cagatay Kilic met in Istanbul on 7 October 2016
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ICSD Statement about Turkey. The 365-Day Countdown Began!

2016 Jul 21
This military coup in Turkey was deeply shocking. ICSD strongly condemns it as barbaric and cowardly act. This is not only attack on the government of Turkey, on humanity but on all humanitarian and Olympic Values.
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The 365-day Countdown to the 2017 Summer Deaflympics will begin on 18 June

2016 Jul 14
The highlight of the event will be the launch of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics countdown clock. The clock will be counting down the time to the 2017 Deaflympics Opening Ceremony, which is to take place on 18 July 2017.
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High level Meeting in Samsun

2016 Apr 09
The Meeting of the Organising Committee for the 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics was held on 8 April 2016 in Samsun, Turkey.
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Samsun 2016-2017: High expectations and High level

2016 Apr 04
ICSD CEO Mr. Dmitry Rebrov and ICSD Doping Control Officer Mr. Artem Buerov met with the TDSF President Mr. Yakup Kihtir last week at the TDSF headquarters in Ankara, Turkey
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TDSF President's Update about 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics

2016 Apr 02
Mr Yakup KIHTIR, TDSF President gives information on 2017 Samsun Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey
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Jurgen Endress about MoU with International Olympic Committee

2016 Mar 29
Jurgen Endress, Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF) Secretary General, shares that the MoU is now the foundation of building the future for ICSD and its athletes.