Turkey expects 'fair evaluation' for EURO 2024 bid

Turkey meets conditions to host EURO 2024, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says ahead of UEFA decision Thursday

Turkey expects 'fair evaluation' for EURO 2024 bid

Turkey met the required conditions to host EURO 2024 and expects "fair evaluation”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

The UEFA Executive Committee will meet in Nyon, Switzerland, on Sept. 27 to decide on the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship (EURO 2024) host between Turkey and Germany.

Speaking to Germany’s Funke media group ahead of UEFA decision, Erdogan said: “We expect fair evaluation”.

Underling that Turkey built new stadiums and sports complexes in big cities compared to other European countries, Erdogan said: "If UEFA would make an objective evaluation, it could see these facts." 

On the Turkish-German footballer Mesut Ozil's decision to quit the German national team, Erdogan defended the footballer, saying: "Ozil didn't quit German national team without reason.

“Everyone who faces similar racist abuse and insults would react the same."