High level Meeting in Samsun
The Meeting of the Organising Committee for the 2017 Samsun Summer Deaflympics was held on 8 April 2016 in Samsun, Turkey. The meeting was attended by Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Akif Cagatay Kilic, Governor of Samsun Province, Undersecretary, Deputy-Undersecretary, Mayor of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality, Rector of Samsun 19 Mayıs University, Sports General Director, Deputy-General Director of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution, Deputy of Sports General Director, Head of International Organizations Department of the Sports General Directorate, Deputy-Governor of Samsun Province, Provincial Director of Sports and President of National Deaf Sports Federation.
All preparations continue intensively by the Turkish Government, national federation and relevant institutions. 2017 Samsun Deaflympics preparation and organisation was highlighted during the meeting. "2017 Samsun Deaflympics will be supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports strongly". All completed works and Lausanne Meeting with the ICSD were evaluated by the participants. Furthermore, Mr. Yakup Umit Kihtir, President of Turkish Deaf Sports Federation, was appointed as a Chairman of the Organising Committee. In the near future Office will be built with all relevant departments for 2017 Samsun Deaflympics. Communications will be provided by the Turkish Deaf Sports Federation until establishing office.