At the invitation of the Azerbaijan National Anti-Doping Agency (AMADA), the delegation of the Turkish Anti-Doping Commission (TDMK) visited Azerbaijan.
According to the information provided by AMADA to apasport.az website, the purpose of the visit of the 6-person delegation led by the head of TDMK, Professor Rüştü Guner, was to expand relations between the national anti-doping organizations of the two countries, exchange experience and further develop cooperation.
Together with the leadership of AMADA, the guests first came to the Alley of Honor and commemorated the national leader of our people, Heydar Aliyev, with deep respect.
The delegation also visited the Alley of Martyrs and honored the memory of the heroic children of the Motherland who died in the struggle for the freedom and sovereignty of our country.
Later, the delegation visited the "Turkish Martyrdom" monument, erected in memory of the heroic Turkish soldiers who died in the battles for the liberation of Baku from the Bolshevik-Armenian Dashnak troops in 1918 in the Alley of Martyrs.
Then a meeting was held in the office of AMADA with the participation of the management staff of the two institutions.
AMADA director Shafaq Huseynli welcomed the guests and said that it is important to strengthen cooperation between national anti-doping organizations in the fight against doping at the local and global level.
AMADA always attaches great importance to relations with other partners and is ready to share its experiences.
Director of TDMK Professor Rüştü Guner said that they are following with great interest and appreciate the development path of AMADA in a short period of time.
In 6 years, AMADA has established a professional doping control system, and at the same time has gained a reputation as an institution that contributes to the fight against doping at the global level.
Rüştü Guner said that the international projects implemented by AMADA and the innovative methods used in the fight against doping are of particular interest to TDMK.
Exchange of experience in this and all other areas will be beneficial for both institutions.
Later, employees of both institutions made mutual presentations on the fields of anti-doping education, testing, anti-doping scientific research, anti-doping proceedings and anti-doping investigations.
As a result of the discussions, it was decided to continuously expand cooperation and exchange experience in all these areas.
Within the framework of the visit, the Turkish delegation also participated in the anti-doping seminar organized by AMADA for the press secretaries of sports organizations operating in the country.
Special presentations were made for the press secretaries of sports federations and professional football clubs operating in the country at the event on the main concepts of anti-doping, legal aspects of anti-doping proceedings and risks caused by food additives.
Information on the experience of Turkey was also given on these topics, discussions were held and questions of the participants were answered.
The guests also visited the Baku Shooting Center of the Azerbaijan Shooting Federation.
Here, the guests were given detailed information about the complex, which is one of the largest shooting centers in Europe, and they watched the exemplary performances of the athletes.
In the end, the guests visited the Heydar Aliyev Center and got acquainted with the museum and exhibitions there.