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By Atil Berk
Special Olympics Turkey signed a cooperative agreement with Göztepe Sports Club to implement an inclusive youth football initiative in Izmir on December 3, 2015.
Get details, including downloads of reports, guidelines and presentations from the Working Together session in Turkey. It was a group of 100 Special Olympics leaders from Europe Eurasia comprising volunteers, athletes and staff members from 50 National Programmes in November.
Zuebeyde Horus, a Special Olympics athlete from Turkey, was living with a serious heart condition, b