The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has accepted the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as its member.
The TRNC was admitted into the FILA after efforts made by Rodika Yaksi, a member of the FILA Executive Board, and Bekir Ceker, the new President of the Turkish Wrestling Federation.
Wrestlers from the TRNC were able to compete at the International Victory Cup competitions held in Kusadasi town of the western province of Aydin between June 17 and 19 as a member of the FILA.
With the FILA membership, wrestlers from the TRNC will be able to compete in all international events, except European and World championships.
A member of the TRNC Olympic Committee, Omac Basat, described TRNC's membership in the FILA as an "excellent development".
I hope that the TRNC would soon begin participating in European and World championships of wrestling, Basat said.
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