The Antalya Diplomacy Forum, which has a strategic importance and hosted by Antalya, attended the ADF Youth event held in 2022, with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Volleyball Federation President Mehmet Akif Üstündağ and captain of our National and Fenerbahçe Opet Women’s Volleyball Team Eda Erdem Dündar also attended.
Before the event, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Turkish Volleyball Federation President Mehmet Akif Üstündağ and our captain Eda Erdem Dündar played volleyball in the net set up on the stage.
Speaking at the ADF Youth event, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said:Sultans of the Net show how strong the Turkish woman is and what she can do. Under the leadership of Eda captain, we cannot thank the Sultans of the Net enough, they are always our pride.” said.
Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, on the other hand, stated in his speech that sports make a meaningful contribution to the value of the country and mentioned the importance given to sports tourism.
Mehmet Akif Üstündağ, President of the Turkish Volleyball Federation, also talked about the secret of the success of volleyball and the state support for sports.
Finally, captain Eda Erdem Dündar, addressing the participants, said:I am very happy to be here at the invitation of our Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. There is a very nice diplomacy week forum. Today we are talking about sports, sports have a feature that unites the masses. We, the Sultans of the Net, have a very serious duty as female athletes. We have to represent our country both in the European and world arena and to be an example to the bright faces of our country, as well as to introduce our country. We are trying to fulfill our duty in the best way and to show our struggle on the field to people. In addition to these, we try to explain how beautiful sport is, how much it contributes to the personal development of all of us, and how it prepares us for life. We see incredible support when it comes to the interests of the country and the national uniform. I think sport is something different, it unites the whole world. You may be a team fan, but when it comes to the national team, you put all that aside and come together and it’s a great feeling. We can achieve this in sports, I hope we can continue and share it in other fields. As volleyball players, we are very happy and proud if we were able to contribute to this issue.” he said.
After the event, signed volleyball balls were distributed to the participants.