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Olympiad and Congress Invitation

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World Chess Olympiad 2012

83rd FIDE Congress

Dear Friends,

Turkish Chess Federation, under the auspices of Sport and Youth Ministry and World Chess Federation, invites all member federations of FIDE to take place in the 40th FIDE World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. As an experienced organizing federation, the Turkish Chess Federation promises you a very good Olympiad and FIDE Congress with all necessary conditions.

Workshop of Olympiad

fotografThe organizing committee came together for the workshop of 40th World Chess Olympiad between 30 April - 03 May, 2012. The President of Turkish Chess Federation, Ali Nihat Yazici leaded the workshop with attendance of the presidential board members and sport experts of Turkish Chess Federation.


FIDE and Turkish Chess Federation signed the Olympiad’s contract
ssThe signing of contracts and introduction meeting for the 40th World Chess Olympiad was held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 with the participation of FIDE Vice President Georgios Makropoulos, the President of Turkish Chess Federation Ali Nihat Yazici, FIDE Treasurer Nigel Freeman, Deputy Governor of Istanbul Ali Bakoğlu, General Manager of Sport Company (Spor AŞ) Alpaslan Baki Ertekin, The Deputy Manager of Youth and Sports Tamer Taşpınar, The Manager of Sport Facilities of Istanbul Taner Özgüven. As always, Mr. Suat Sözen, the corporate communications Manager of Türkiye İş Bankası, the main sponsor of Turkish Chess Federation, was there to support the Federation.
Olympic Chess Composing Tourney 2012
maskot duyuruThe International Chess Federation (FIDE) within the framework of its "Chess Composition" special project and in co-operation with the Turkish Chess Federation announce an Olympic chess composing tourney in 8 sections, dedicated to the World Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul.
Visa Invitations
hbr 01 maviDear participants of World Chess Olympiad and FIDE Congress 2012!

The Organizing Committee has started the process of issuing visa invitations. Please check information from the related page.