“We Will Keep Our Promises”: Turkey's President Gul Tells IOC

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkey’s President welcomed The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission (EC) as they began a four-day inspection of Istanbul Sunday to assess the nation’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The 14-member team led by IOC member Sir Craig Reedie gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Sunday morning with members of the bid team for a series of meetings before boarding buses to tour some of the city’s venues in the afternoon.

President Abdullah Gul was accompanied by Turkey’s Sports Minister, Suat Kili