The countdown has begun for the 4th World Nomad Games, which will be held this year.
More than 3 thousand athletes from 102 countries will participate in the organization to be held between 29 September and 2 October in Bursa’s Iznik district.
Before the organization, World Ethnosport Confederation President Bilal Erdoğan was a guest on 24 TV.
Answering the questions of the moderator İbrahim Güneş, Erdoğan explained what awaits us in the nomadic games.
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“WE REVIEW WORLD’S CULTURES SURVIVE”
“Our Kyrgyz brothers asked us to establish and lead the World Ethnosport Confederation.” Erdogan said, “We are reviving the world’s cultures.” used the phrases.
In his speech, Erdoğan said, “We think that if we strengthen and popularize traditional sports again, more people will participate in sports. We believe that it is important to strengthen inter-communal dialogue and peace in the world.” continued with his words.
Bilal Erdoğan, President of the World Ethnosports Confederation, said, “Our confederation’s concern, aim and goal regarding traditional sports is to popularize the traditional sports of the whole world.” said.
“WE DO NOT SEE THE DIGITAL MEDIUM AS A TARGET”
“There are dozens of sports we’ve explored. Athletes from Mexico, Japan, Mongolia are participating.” Erdogan said, “In our tradition, Tozkoparan İskender shot an arrow at 846 meters. We have not yet reached 600 meters in our competitions today.” he said.
“We don’t see the digital medium as a goal. We see it as a tool to promote our culture. Our desire is to increase real interaction. We seek to revive culture,” Erdogan said. said.
“HOW CAN THIS BE A SHALLOW NATIONALIST FORMATION?”
“When our festivals first started, some said, ‘this is a shallow nationalist formation,'” he said. Erdogan said, “But we are talking about Argentina, Japan, Mongolia, Mexico. How can this be a shallow nationalist formation?” she asked.
Erdoğan continued his words as follows: When we first started to do these sports, everyone said, “What is this now?” he said. Now people from Mexico and Japan are attending. People from different cultures attract the attention of other societies.
“YOU CANNOT FIND SUCH AN ENVIRONMENT OUTSIDE THE WORLD NOMAD GAMES”
President of the World Ethnosports Confederation, Erdogan, “You will not find another environment where so many cultures and so many colors of the world can be experienced together, except for the World Nomad Games.” used the phrases.
“In the messages I try to give about the philosophy of this work, I am trying to say that it actually contributes to world peace.” Erdogan said, “The World Nomad Games is an event that has a strong infrastructure in traditional sports and is led by the Turkish world, and I believe that the Turkish world will continue to lead the way in the development of traditional sports in the world.” said.
“THIS IS AN IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL EVENT”
Bilal Erdoğan finally said, “The choice of Iznik is not a coincidence. It has a magnificent nature. This is an important international event. It is an event that will be attended by three thousand athletes and nearly a hundred countries. It is a huge area where people can visit without paying anything. Not only sports but also demonstrations. We are waiting for our families to keep their identities alive and to serve the cultural richness of the world.” used the phrases.