“WATER SPORTS CENTER WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT AND STRATEGIC FACILITY FOR YALOVA AND OUR COUNTRY”

1/16/2021
1/16/2021 In his speech at the Youth and Sports Investments Protocol Ceremony organized in Yalova, Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu indicated that they would bring many facilities to Yalova and added, “I would like to state that, considering Yalova is a city of sea with wealth of water and tourism potential, the water sports facility we will bring to Yalova will be a significant and strategic facility for both Yalova and our country. I would also like to state that the entire sports community should see Yalova as an important sports destination and center”. 

Visiting Yalova, Minister Kasapoğlu attended the Youth and Sports Investments Protocol Ceremony organized in Yalova Municipality Assembly Hall after his visit to the Governorate. In the speech he gave there, Minister Kasapoğlu said that Yalova was a beautiful city of history, culture and nature.

Stating that the world was going through challenging times due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Minister Kasapoğlu noted, “Despite these conditions, we do not forget even for a second our love, belief and efforts for serving this nation, and we are striving to set higher standards and serve our beloved people with the leadership and vast vision of our President”.

“Our aim is to keep going, do good and then do better without stopping or getting tired”



Indicating that Turkey had been aiming for the top in all areas such as economy, health, education, infrastructure and sports for the last 18 years and had virtually transformed, Minister Kasapoğlu said: 

“Our aim is to keep going, do good and then do better without stopping or getting tired every passing day. Our effort today is to make Yalova, its towns, districts, villages and people more prosperous. One by one, we will conclude the projects we have worked on in our previous visits. God willing, we will see each of them shine like a pearl in Yalova. As a country, we have a young population. With more than 20 million young people, Turkey is one of the countries with the youngest population in Europe. Our young ones are our greatest hope, means and assets. It is our responsibility and our motivator to produce for them and to raise them to be better equipped for the future as the managers, business people, scientists, mothers and fathers of tomorrow”.

“Our sports infrastructure has significantly evolved for the better in 18 years with our President’s understanding that values sports and athletes”


Emphasizing that they would improve the sports infrastructure and make it better than it is today, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “Our sports infrastructure has significantly evolved and improved in 18 years with our President’s understanding that values sports and athletes”.

Expressing that a major improvement process had been experienced in the youth and sports investments and that such process would go along, Minister Kasapoğlu said:

“We will sign a protocol that will positively impact not only Yalova, but also its towns, districts and villages, with accessible and easy-to-use youth centers for our young ones, easily accessible sports halls, as well as swimming pools, and outdoor and indoor courts for all our people, which they can use day and night. Yalova Municipality is excited to have evolved for the better in a very short time with the Justice and Development Party’s belief in serving the people and with administrators that serve without stopping or getting tired. And we are telling you that we stand by Yalova Municipality and town municipalities just as we stand by all our local governments. The current protocol is proof that the Ministry of Youth and Sports stands by all local governments”.

Pointing out to the fact that Yalova is also a city of tourism, Minister Kasapoğlu said:


“The facilities we have today and many more sports halls and district fields, tennis and volleyball courts we will build… and of course, the basketball courts… We will build 100 basketball hoops in Yalova as part of our project ’10 thousand basketball hoops’. We are hopeful of Yalova in terms of raising new giant men. Swimming is one of the projects that are most important to us. Despite the pandemic, we have surpassed the target of 1 million people we set last year for our project ‘Everybody will learn swimming’. We look forward to seeing anyone who wants to learn swimming at our pools this year, too. We are bringing lots of facilities to Yalova. I would like to put special emphasis on one of them. I would like to state that, considering Yalova is a city of sea with wealth of water and tourism potential, the water sports facility we will bring to Yalova will be a significant and strategic facility for both Yalova and our country. I would also like to state that the entire sports community should see Yalova as an important sports destination and center”.

“Our goal, our reason of existence, our determination to work, our enthusiasm and our efforts are all for these young people”


“Stating that young people are the hope of Turkey, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “Our young ones that will carry the Turkey of tomorrow on their shoulders will be raised across our entire geography and march towards the future from Yalova. Our goal, our reason of existence, our determination to work, our enthusiasm and our efforts are all for these young people”. 

Indicating that he wanted everybody to embrace the facilities built and use them actively, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “Our aim is to make your time more valuable and prevent young ones from getting caught in bad habits, addictions and traps. We would not find it in ourselves to let our young ones to waste even a second of their time”.

After the speech, the protocol signing ceremony was held.