- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is targeting not only government in the Netherlands and Germany. On Monday, the International Olympic Committee got it down.
According to Erdogan, there are 'tricks' used to avoid Istanbul could host the Olympics. He said at an international football conference in the city, which has already held five times a candidate.
The last time losing Istanbul, Erdogan as leader of the delegation, the Battle of Tokyo 2020 Games. Erdogan has worked since the beginning of his political career to Turkey to allow the first country with a Muslim majority, which organizes the Games.
'We have not succeeded yet, but you know what tricks are pulled. That I have experienced myself,' Erdogan said without further going into details. 'They gave us not the Olympics while we were entitled to. Instead, they gave the Games to a city that was already host.'