Posted 21.07.2012 12:59:14 UTC
Updated 21.07.2012 12:59:14 UTC
Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç announced that National Volleyball player Neslihan Darnel will carry the Turkish flag at the inaugural ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
Kılıç said that Nevriye Yılmaz, Bahriye Tanrıkulu and Rıza Kaya were also among the candidates, however they have decided on Neslihan.
Kılıç said, "Neslihan will carry the flag in London. Because she is a sportswoman and a mother. Neslihan is the face of Turkey."
The national volleyball player to carry Turkish flag at the Olympic Games Neslihan Darnel said, "These Olympics will be participated by the maximum number of women athletes from Turkey. We are more than men in number. We want to crown our successes in London."