of the month_________________
is the mayor of Besiktas district of Istanbul.
He is former international referee and UEFA delegate at present.
Below you will find his comments on Besiktas, politics and
What are the pluses and minuses of Besiktas
comparing with the other districts of Istanbul?
Speaking of pluses % 99 of people of Besiktas
are aducated and the cultural level is quite high. The minuses
are having big shopping cenres,universities and Bosphorus
bridges within our territories is creaing traffic ,parking
and cleaning problems.Population at night is 230.000 in our
discrict goes up to 2 million at day time.
You have realised your projects in very
short time after you came to the offive. As a close observer
of your activites after being away for about 1.5 year I have
noticed reorganisations at Ortakoy's ,the road Ulus to Zincirlikuyu
and the European standard pitch intruduced to Besiktas youth
team and the amateur clubs of district at Cilekli which was
not usable before.I was amazed how quickly you have finished
these things what do you use this speed ?Istanbul
very nice city!
I have travelled the world as a sports person
observed all improvoments.As a politician I have served two
terms as a parliament member.I am a civilengineer. I have
put all my experience,knowledge and ability to realise my
What did you plan to add to Besiktas
district in terms sporting facilities?
We are trying to create new facilities for basketball,
tennis, volleyball, football, etc. on each land we find .And
we will continue doing that.
As one of Turkish referee who conducted
highest number matches at Europe how do you evaluate the Turkish
They are behind the Turkish football ...
Turkish football is very well.
There are international problems in
referee community .Knowing thie community closly what will
There are international problems in every community.
We need constructive critisizm and tolerance for improvement.Those
who try to discredit the community should be kept out I belive
we should give up small thinking and open up to the world.
There are rumors about rigged games
in Turkey some telephone calls were recorded last year. As
a person who has been in football for many years do you believe
There are rigged games in every branch .The important
thing is to bring it down to minimum .
When do you think a Turkish referee
will conduct a World Cup Final?
When the talent, capable young ones are given
Tekinoktay: Who is the player
you like best in Turkey?
All of them.But first Nihat Kahveci.
Who is the referee you like best in
Almost political parties are going than
a reorganisation after the elections. Are you considering
a new post your self for coming terms?
I am not considering. I am preffering to evaluate
every 24 hours.
Which city you like best in Europe in
terms of urbanism ,is there a city that you say" I wish
I was the mayor of.."
Budapest is the city I like best. The city, I
wish I was mayor of is Toulouse,France.