I received a message from my friend Dr. Erdogan Karatai who lives in Frankfurt.
“Dear big brother” He was saying. “I read in the German media, Presidential Cycling In the second stage of his tour In the middle of the audience Walking, biking group It attacks him.French cyclist Emergency surgery for fractures It has been received.With a policeman Many cyclists are injured. This news is in the Turkish press Was it? “
There was a doctor, there was, Usually police court news On the third page where it is done .. because of the sports page “57. Turkish President Cycling Tour “She hasn’t seen .. single They enter the messenger line more..
The first tour took place between Ankara and Istanbul in the 1960s in three stages, but newspapers even made headlines by looking at a crowded team of reporters, commentators and photojournalist.
In the days when there was no television, people almost remembered the names of cyclists. “Who will win?” We insisted. We, even Yeni Gün, a small local newspaper in Ankara, followed and headlined the race with at least three people.
At that time, there were two things.
1-The newspaper used to create sports pages. Soccer for 3 adults Not a page.
2-Konya and Barquesir stadiums Track and field track no, bicycle Bicycle race track The race here was very interesting. In particular, Konya has become a production base for cyclists.
Both are absent today.
No, but at a great cost, a Turkish cycling tour that has been expanded to its name “president” It is done by adding the name of the most sacred authority of the country like, and no one writes it.
Nobody is watching .. I’m broadcasting a world TV like Eurosport next to TRT.
Despite living in a family of journalists from my uncle to my cousin to my brother, my sister doesn’t like sports, but in recent years she has followed huge and even small tours in France, Italy, Spain and more. Like the addicts of recent years, such as Spain-Nice Race, Basque, Catalonia Tour, etc.
I couldn’t stand it for a while and asked.
“You don’t like sports at all. Where did this tour addiction come from? output? .. “
Sir passing the stage Nature and historical landscape, Image of new settlement And the information provided was great. He was watching. Competitor player Not a place for competition I was looking, He was learning.
I thought you were right.
Everyone tour “live Geography Lessons, tourism advertisements “ Like them .. racers go through such magnificent nature .. is there such a wonderful historical place along the way?In the world of architecture “temple” They say it started with building. Information about the building is layered on all of them.
“It was made on this day. It was Burned in history. It has been rebuilt. BL Abla .. “
Especially the beauty of nature.Beach Away, mountains away ..
They go through the village. A beautiful village. But what a beautiful building .. what a sparkling life ..
Serpil called once.
“Look at this beautiful companion? You can sell everything He is coming to settle in the village. “
The purpose of the tour is that this is already in the world.
“That mountain, that beach, that village, that That church, that monastery, that castle Let people see Next vacation Her plan Let them do it. “
Also our I’m watching a tour, same as In Eurosport .. The world is watching ..
The Yahoo Turkey tour started in Bodrum. I couldn’t see the sea. One hour later, I saw Bodrum Castle from the hill for 30 seconds. Inside the castle is the magnificent Bodrum Museum. The museum displays one of the world’s first shipwrecks. Masterpiece of Maritime Archeology .. View and write 2 lines ..
The stage runs only on the highway, and if there is no highway, it runs on the split road. The only one in the world is the highways and roads he considers Turkey.
“Oh, how beautiful it is in Turkey There is a way, let’s go now! .. “
Is it possible to tour with this head?
Well, the stage starts in Ephesus. The place where the Virgin Mary died and was buried. In other words, it’s like a pilgrimage site in Christendom .. Show it .. Write it down .. It shows the historic Ephesus theater for 3 seconds, no information Iota. It is a magnificent ancient library and soon a masterpiece of architecture, but no information.
Watching the live Eurosport stage and repeating it, thousands of people in Europe need to rush to travel agencies to arrange an Ephesus tour for themselves and their families.
no. Our people have never thought about the cultural and tourism aspects of business.
One of the side awards “Turkish beauties!”
In other words, the person who reaches the beauty that has passed the stage will get points first and will be ranked in this award. But its beauty isn’t in the images, nor is it a one-minute documentary prepared for promotion.
Now, while deciding the tour stage, Cycling Federation Absolute With the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Need to cooperate..
Around the world, the same highways and split roads should not be preferred. Each must choose an interesting side road that leads to their natural and ancient splendor.
For example, the distance between Cesme and Izmir is not from the highway, but from the coast. Old, narrow, Long and beautiful way Interlace..
What does it mean to travel from Bodolm through the natural and ancient beauty-filled treasures of the coast and nearby mountains to Istanbul via Izmir, Ayvalik and Canakkale and broadcast to the world on television?
Our Minister of Tourism, who founded ETS and made it one of the largest travel and tour agencies in the world. Mehmet Nuri El Soy If he doesn’t know it, who in the world knows it?
But did the tour organizer go to El Soy? They took a Ministry of Transport expert to decide when and how to pedal together. It was a job to prepare a 30 second / 1 minute documentary about the beauty of nature and history given to the Ministry of Tourism. While the cyclist is passing by?
The most beautiful in the world last year natural When antique The stage was performed on the highway in the Alaniya-Antalya region with its beauty.
The magnificent beaches on the side and the ancient theater Aspendos, Sirion, what Manavgat waterfallwhat Page, What a beautiful holiday village on the coast .. A masterpiece of contemporary architecture ..
Divided highway .. goes for hours. God, I’m going. We showed the ancient relics on film 50km later, without notifying them, not when we passed by.
They didn’t even write the names of the villages and towns they passed by. Sometimes they wrote in Turkish. Sometimes they wrote in English. Still, it is abandoned and irresponsible. Everything that comes to mind is written in that language. 80% is not written at all.
If I were president, I would call the state auditors’ board and talk about this race. The race is named after the authorities representing this country around the world.
“Investigating what Turkey has gained in return for spending millions of dollars on taxpayers, and most of them dollars, to bring a team of third-rate cyclists without a single celebrity in the world to a tourist-free stage. And broadcast in shots or the value of the promotion! “
This investigation is absolute, but it needs to be done. Last year’s Turkey tour was a scandal. This time it was even better than that.
I don’t write newspapers .. why do they write this shame?
Does the Presidential Tour have a PR team? He circulated major newspapers and explained the tour. “This is a nation It’s a duty. ” Did they say?
If the country’s largest newspaper allocates a quarter page to an unknown basketball team and only one column contains a Turkish tour, the cyclist is doing something wrong or missing somewhere. It has become. “Oh, let him write so that journalists don’t come This shame on the people Please do not reflect ” He says, and they are happy with their indifference.
They are right.
What happens in the donor consent system is due to the taxes of this country and the taxes abandoned.
If you want to continue this idea, don’t do the 58th Turkey Tour! ..
If that happens, the stage will be chaired by an official on behalf of the President. Sports, culture / Tourism, transportation, interior Place of representative of the province Joint board You need to decide. Indeed, foreign experts on the team that organizes Tour de France television broadcasts should be consulted for visual and written information that will be added to Eurosport broadcasts that are viewed worldwide.
Teacher-“How old is your father?
T-“It’s impossible. How old are you?”
T-“Did you understand? How can you and your dad be the same age?”
C-” Wasn’t he a’father’before I was born?”
(Have you ever thought about it ?. Now stop teasing the logic of a little kid. Think about it and bite your finger.)
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You can do anything in your life. But what is important is to be “human.” Shams Tabrizi