Message from Chef de Mission regarding safety in Turkey

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Monday 12th December 2017

As you all will have seen the latest atrocities from Turkey, we are all extremely concerned about the safety of our athletes and officials going to the 2017 Deaflympics next July.

I shall be seeking further reassurances from ICSD and Turkey towards the safety of our athletes and officials.

Also, I shall get in touch with the Home Office and the UK Embassy in Turkey to seek their advice towards our safety. We have always followed the published travel advice from the government and this still hasn’t changed, even after the attacks.

I shall post a further update as soon as I can after I have got all the facts together because I do not wish to create any unnecessary panic or confusion.

Please continue to plan for the Deaflympics and meet your payment deadlines throughout 2017. We cannot unfortunately delay or postpone any deposits or payments as we must meet our entry deadline imposed by ICSD.

The 2017 Deaflympics should still be an amazing and memorable experience for everyone involved with the right preparations.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Christof Niklaus
DeaflympicsGB Chef de Mission


pdfSerkan Baltaci – Chief Advisor of 2017 Deaflympics