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Turkish Consul General Kaymakçı (9) and 
Turkish entrepreneurs in Iraq played a friendly game in Basra earlier this month. DHA photo

Turkish Consul General Kaymakçı (9) and Turkish entrepreneurs in Iraq played a friendly game in Basra earlier this month. DHA photo

Turkish entrepreneurs fund the construction of the first synthetic football turf in Basra in southern Iraq.

According to the Doğan news agency report, 21 Turkish firms based in Iraq either financially supported
the process or donated material for the project under the patronage of Basra Mayor Dr. Khelaf Abdul Samad and with the participation of the Turkish Council in Basra. The majority of the material was transported from Turkey.

The turf will be opened with a ceremony this evening.

Turkish Consul General Faruk Kaymakçı said that the ball is now in Basra youth’s court. “The turf could be used for a long time if its maintenance and protection is maintained well,” Kaymakçı said. “We believe Basra youth will enjoy this turf and protect it as well.”

June/28/2012

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