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British Minister for Sports, 'Istanbul has good chance for 2020 Olympic Games'

British Minister for Sports and Tourism Hugh Robertson is visiting Turkey. British Ambassador in Ankara David Reddaway hosted a reception at the British Embassy residence on Monday in honor of Robertson. Speaking at the reception, Robertson stressed that the relationship between Turkey and Britain had never been stronger. Referring to his two-day trip and Turkey's candidacy to host 2020 Olympic Games, the British minister said, "I will be concentrating on the sporting which binds our countries together. We have just been through the experience of hosting an Olympic Games. We absolutely stand ready to help you in any way that you want." Upon a question about what he thinks over Turkey's 2020 Olympic Games candidacy, Minister Robertson stated that presentation was one of the most important areas in order to win and added, "Istanbul has a very good chance indeed for 2020 Olympic Games." Sport and Tourism Minister Robertson was the Olympics Minister when London hosted the 2012 Summer Games. Robertson came to Turkey to share his experience in organizing and developing international major sporting events and to assess the potential cooperation opportunities between Turkey and Britain. The British minister is expected to meet Turkish Minister of Youth & Sports Suat Kilic, and Minister of Culture & Tourism Omer Celik during his stay in Ankara on Tuesday. After completing his talks in Ankara,Robertson will proceed to Istanbul and come together with Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas and the Turkish National Olympics Committee officials.


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