Işık Can Supported by GEBKİM Foundation Has Become the Pride of Turkey!

Supported by the GEBKIM Foundation, Can Light Becomes the Pride of Turkey
Işık Can Supported by GEBKİM Foundation Has Become the Pride of Turkey!

17-year-old Işık Can became the pride of Turkey in the European Schools Chess Championship and the World Age Groups Rapid and Lightning Chess Championship held in Greece. Işık Can, one of the young athletes supported by the GEBKİM Foundation as the main sponsor for a long time, stated that his biggest goal is to have the title of grandmaster (GM) as soon as possible and said, “I want to be in the top 10 not only in my age group, but also in the world rankings. . I would like to thank the GEBKİM Foundation for giving me the opportunity to achieve my goals.” used the expressions. GEBKİM Foundation Chairman of the Board Vefa İbrahim Araci congratulated Işık Can and stated that they will continue to stand by the young people who represent our country in international platforms.

2-year-old Işık Can, who has long been supported by the GEBKİM Education, Research and Health Foundation as the main sponsor, carried the Turkish Flag proudly in 17 different chess championships held in Rhodes Island, Greece. The European Schools Chess Championship, which was held on 20-30 April 2022 with the participation of 23 athletes from 195 countries, will play all matches in the 17 age category. kazanIşık Can, who became the second champion, finished second in the Lightning Category for the age of 1 at the World Age Groups Rapid and Lightning Chess Championship held on May 4-18.

“WE WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO REPRESENT OUR COUNTRY”

Congratulating Işık Can for his success by expressing his great happiness, GEBKİM Foundation Chairman Vefa İbrahim Araç stated that they will continue to create opportunities for young people who will represent our country in international platforms.

Stating that the founding purpose of the GEBKİM Foundation is to raise individuals who are committed to Atatürk's Revolution and Principles, who are progressive, respectful of human rights, who have the power of scientific thinking and a broad world view, President Tool said:

“The GEBKİM Foundation, which includes institutions such as GEBKİM Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School (MTAL), GEBKİM Kindergarten, provides scholarships to many university students within the framework of this vision. The main purpose of all these activities is to ensure that our country develops and takes its deserved place at the international level.

“WE AS THE MAIN SPONSOR OF ALL TOURNAMENTS ATTENDED”

Being aware of the fact that Işık Can's success is one of the most important issues that serve this purpose, we have undertaken the main sponsorship of all the tournaments he has participated in for a long time. This support will continue. We will continue to be active not only in Işık Can but also in similar activities alongside many young people who will make our country proud. Our goal is to ensure that many more Işık Cans achieve success. We are creating the necessary material and moral opportunities for this, and we expect them to experience these beautiful feelings for our country and us, and to raise our country's name to the top in the fields they are struggling with."

WILL PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENTS IN ITALY AND FRANCE

Işık Can, who was selected as the "Smallest Player in Olympic History" at the World Chess Olympics he attended at the age of 7 and who is the owner of the IM (International Master) title given to strong chess players, stated that he will also participate in the chess tournaments to be held in Italy and France in order to pass the 2500 ELO threshold in the coming period. .

“My TARGET IS TO BE IN THE TOP 10 IN THE WORLD RANKING”

Speaking about the success he achieved in the championship held in Greece, IM Işık Can said, “I am very proud of myself and my country. I hope that I will achieve many more successes from now on and represent my country at the highest places it deserves. My goal is to become a grandmaster (GM) as soon as possible and to be in the top 10 not only in my age group but also in the world. I would like to thank the GEBKİM Foundation for giving me the opportunity to achieve my goals.” used the expressions.

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