Cheerleaders at basketball tourney vanish in Turkish PM's presence
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News | 8/30/2010 12:00:00 AM |
The famous quote 'good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere' needs an update: Cheerleader girls do not go where the Turkish prime minister is going.
The famous quote “good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere” apparently needs an update: Cheerleader girls do not go where the Turkish prime minister is going.
Performances Sunday night by the Ukrainian dance group Khimki Girls were not allowed to continue as planned after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife showed up at the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship match between Turkey and Russia at the Ankara Arena, the Doğan news agency reported, implying a connection between the two events.
The Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review tried to contact officials with FIBA and the local organizing committee for their response, but they were unavailable to make an immediate comment on the issue.
Four Turkish cities, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Kayseri, are hosting matches for the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship, the biggest event on the sport’s annual schedule.