The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, The Counsellor Office for Cultural Affairs and Promotion and ice hockey team Jokerit extended their cooperation agreement to the second season of Jokerit in KHL league.

The cooperation of Turkey and Jokerit began well in 2013. The collaboration was a success also last year, when Jokerit was transferred to play in the international league. Therefore, Turkey will continue to support Jokerit during the second KHL season. The decision to renew the agreement came naturally.

– We have been very satisfied with the cooperation between Jokerit and Turkey. We are happy to continue the promotion of Turkish culture and tourism. In addition, I believe it has been exciting for our KHL fans that are interested in Turkey to spot Turkey’s logo in Jokerit jerseys, states Jokerit Sales Director Juha Kuusla.

– Jokerit is a strong bond between Turkey and the Baltic countries, since interest towards sports is often a common ground despite cultural differences. It has been gratifying to take part in the Finnish ice hockey culture and work with the top-notch players who promote Finland abroad, says attaché Arzu Emel Yildiz from The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, The Counsellor Office for Cultural Affairs and Promotion.

–  The first games of the season are always thrilling. I am a passionate sports fan and I look forward to the upcoming games. What makes this season even more amazing, is that it symbolizes the continuation of the long partnership with the team that has become important for me, adds Yildiz.

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, The Counsellor Office for Cultural Affairs and Promotion promotes Turkey’s tourism in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Picture: Jokerit Hockey Club Oy