Turkey’s FIFA Badged Referee Cüneyt Çakır attended the “Road to the Top” panel organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Sports Sciences. The panel moderated by Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç took place at the faculty amphitheatre YB006.
Çakır: “This is My First Time in the TRNC”
Prof. Dr. Malkoç stated that they are honoured to welcome FIFA Badged Referee Cüneyt Çakır whose career is full of success. Cüneyt Çakır who was met enthusiastically relayed his knowledge and experiences regarding professional refereeing in Turkey and the world. Cüneyt Çakır shared his experiences on the road to the top such as his transition from playing football to becoming a referee. Stating that this is his first time in the TRNC, Cüneyt Çakır noted that he was met very nicely also thanking EMU for their hospitality.
The panel was attended by many figures of the sporting world as well as students and members of academic staff. After his talk Cüneyt Çakır took questions about himself and his profession. At the end of the panel he was presented a silver plate by Prof. Dr. Malkoç in memory of the occasion.
Visit to Prof. Dr. Osam
After the panel, Cüneyt Çakır visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam in his office where he indicated that he had a very enjoyable visit. Stating “We are proud to host a very successful person like yourself at our university” Prof. Dr. Osam also thanked Prof. Dr. Malkoç for inviting Cüneyt Çakır to EMU. Also present at the visit where conversations about sport took place were EMU Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren, Rector’s Advisor Prof. Dr. Aydın Karakuzu, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Sports Sciences Coordinator and Academic Staff Member Asst. Prof. Dr. Berkiye Kırmızıgil and Public Relations and Press Director (a.) Murat Aktuğralı. At the end of the visit Prof. Dr. Osam presented Çakır an EMU logoed traditional Cypriot Lefkara board.