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    Contents 1 Initial Greetings ....................................................................................................... 4

    1.1 Head of the host NF .......................................................................................... 4

    2 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 5

    3 WKF Approved Items ............................................................................................... 5

    4 Competition Programme .......................................................................................... 9

    5 Site and Date ........................................................................................................ 10

    6 Competition Venue ................................................................................................ 10

    7 Media ................................................................................................................... 10

    7.1 TV Production ................................................................................................. 10

    7.2 Press ............................................................................................................. 10

    8 Organizer and contacts .......................................................................................... 11

    8.1 Organizer contact details ................................................................................. 11

    9 Online Registration ................................................................................................ 11

    9.1 Technical Support for Online Registration ......................................................... 12

    10 Categories ......................................................................................................... 13

    11 Entry Fee .......................................................................................................... 13

    11.1 Payment ........................................................................................................ 13

    12 WKF Accredited Coach ....................................................................................... 14

    13 Prize Money ...................................................................................................... 14

    14 Ranking ............................................................................................................. 14

    15 Ticket for spectators ........................................................................................... 14

    16 HQ Hotel ........................................................................................................... 15

    17 Visa Requirements ............................................................................................. 15

    18 City / Country Information ................................................................................... 16

    18.1 Princes Islands ............................................................................................... 17

    18.2 Hagia Sophia .................................................................................................. 18

    18.3 Blue Mosque .................................................................................................. 18

    18.4 Topkapi Palace ............................................................................................... 18

    18.5 Grand Bazaar ................................................................................................. 19

    18.6 Basilica Cistern ............................................................................................... 19

    18.7 Galata Tower .................................................................................................. 19

    18.8 Bosphorus Cruise ........................................................................................... 19

    18.9 Dolmabahce Palace ........................................................................................ 20

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    19 Miscellaneous .................................................................................................... 20

    19.1 Language ....................................................................................................... 20

    19.2 Time Zone, Electric and Water ......................................................................... 20

    19.3 Currency ........................................................................................................ 20

    19.4 Weather ......................................................................................................... 20

    19.5 Working Hours and Days ................................................................................. 20

    19.6 How to Go ...................................................................................................... 21

    19.7 Health Security and Insurance ......................................................................... 21

    19.8 Transportation ................................................................................................ 21

    20 Omissions ......................................................................................................... 21

    21 Karate Premier League Istanbul Rooming List ...................................................... 22

    22 Karate Premier League Istanbul Transfer Booking Form ........................................ 23

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    1 Initial Greetings

    1.1 Head of the host NF

    Dear Friends

    On behalf of the Turkish Karate Federation, I would like to

    welcome you to the WKF Karate 1 Premier League

    tournament, also known as the ‘’Istanbul Open’’ which was

    started on 2005.

    The biggest and best event Karate 1 Premier League Istanbul will contribute to the

    lovers of Karate and will have the chance of watching the World’s famous athletes

    live. Turkish Karate Federation will do the best to organise this event.

    Karate 1 Premier League Istanbul will be organised on 8-9-10 June 2018 in Aslı

    Cakır Sporthall in Istanbul, Turkey.

    We would like to invite you the one of the best Karate 1 Premier League events

    Istanbul Open where in Istanbul the city of history and connection of the two

    continent asia and europe.

    Sincerely yours

    Esat Delihasan

    The President of Turkish Karate Federation

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    2 Introduction

    The Karate1-Premier League is the most important league event in the world of Karate.

    It comprises of a number of the most prominent Karate competitions and endeavours

    to bring together the best Karate athletes in the world in an open championships of

    unprecedented scale and quality.

    Initiated in 2011, the 2018 edition is formed by seven events being held in the cities

    of Paris, Dubai, Rotterdam, Rabat, Istanbul, Berlin and Tokyo, thus stating Karate’s

    impact all around the world and its global scale. The city of Istanbul hosts a Karate 1-

    Premier League event for the 7 time.

    At the end of the season, the champions of each category are presented with the

    “Grand Winners” award. In order to be eligible to receive the “Grand Winners” award,

    competitors have to participate in at least 4 events in 2 continents of the season.

    3 WKF Approved Items

    The Karate 1-Premier League complies with the highest level of presentation. In order

    to guarantee the correct delivery of the event, and to ensure the suitable quality of

    the tournament, exclusively the following brands are WKF Approved for use in the

    2018 Karate 1-Premier League Season.

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    SPORT PROTECTIONS

    BRAND CONTACT INFORMATION

    DOUBLE D

    2, rue Vladimir Jankelevitch

    77184 Emerainville, FRANCE

    Phone : +33 1 64 73 00 03

    Fax : + 33 1 64 73 00 04

    E-mail: [email protected]

    http://en.doubled-martialarts.com

    ARAWAZA

    724, Chemin des Anglais

    Mascouche (QC) J7L 3R6, CANADA

    Phone: + 1 450 477 4410

    Fax: +1 450 477 4400

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.arawaza.com

    SBI SPORT AB

    Staffanstorpvägen 115

    S-23291 Arlöv- Malmö, SWEDEN

    Tel: +46 40 948888

    Fax: +46 40 940780

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.budo-nord.com

    DAEDO INTERNATIONAL

    Botánica 116,

    08908 Hospitalet de Llobregat,Barcelona,

    SPAIN

    Tel: +34 93 454 15 14

    Fax: +34 93 453 52 51

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.daedo.com

    BUDOLAND

    Am Grießenbach 8

    83126 Flintsbach, GERMANY

    Phone: +49 (0) 8034 909900

    Fax: *49 (0) 8034 9099011

    E-mail: [email protected] www.budoland.com

    mailto:[email protected]://en.doubled-martialarts.com/mailto:[email protected]://www.arawaza.com/mailto:[email protected]://www.budo-nord.com/mailto:[email protected]://www.daedo.com/mailto:[email protected]://www.budoland.com/

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    SHUREIDO

    1-1-6 Tomari, Naha-City

    900-0012 – Okinawa, JAPAN

    Tel No: +81(98)861 5621

    Fax No: +81(98)861 5525

    Email: [email protected]

    www.shureido-karate.com

    Sports Master Athletic International (SMAI)

    96-119 Jardine St,

    Fairy Meadow, NSW, 2519, AUSTRALIA

    Ph: +61 2 42834363

    Fax: +61 2 42855512

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.smai.com.au

    TOKAIDO INTERNATIONAL

    G/FL., 13 Nanking Street

    Yaumatei, Kowloon, HONG KONG

    Phone: +49 911 98815 –11

    Fax: +49 911 98815 – 99

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.tokaido.eu

    TWIN TOWER ENTERPRISE CORP.

    No. 168-13, Chyuan-shin Lii, Shin-huah,

    Tainan, TAIWAN

    Tel: +886-6-598-2133

    Fax: +886-6-597-0840

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.wacoku.com

    WESING

    Fujian Weizhixing Sports Goods Co., Ltd.

    Binjiang Industrial Park, Xiamei Town, Nan’an

    City, Fujian Province 362302, CHINA

    Tel: +86-595-2688 9696

    Fax: +86-595-8675 6390

    E-mail: [email protected]

    www.wesingsports.com

    All the information concerning the WKF homologated items for this event can be

    found on: https://www.wkf.net/karateprotections/

    mailto:[email protected]://www.shureido-karate.com/mailto:[email protected]://www.smai.com.au/mailto:[email protected]://www.tokaido.eu/mailto:[email protected]://www.wacoku.com/http://www.wesingsports.com/https://www.wkf.net/karateprotections/

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    TATAMI

    BRAND CONTACT INFORMATION

    TROCELLEN Italia S.p.A.

    Via Schiavonesca Nuova 8 31040 Volpago del Montello (TV) Italy

    Phone: +39 0423 8735 Fax :+39 0423 621434

    Email: [email protected]

    www.progame-tatami.com

    TATAMIX srlcr

    Via Don Pedrinelli 48 24030 Carvico (BG)

    Phone: +39 039 6888492 Fax:+39 035 4362212

    Email: [email protected] www.tatamix.it

    TAISHAN SPORTS EQUIPMENT Co., Ltd Address:No.8 Tiyuguan Road,Dongcheng

    District,Beijing, China Phone: +86-10-84985396

    Email: [email protected]

    www.taishansports.cn

    WESING

    Fujian Weizhixing Sports Goods Co., Ltd. Binjiang Industrial Park, Xiamei Town, Nan’an City, Fujian

    Province 362302, China Phone: +86-595-2688 9696

    Fax: +86-595-8675 6390 E-mail: [email protected]

    www.wesingsports.com

    ISHII CHEMICALS INDUSTRY Co., Ltd.

    1-10-8, Ryoke, Kawaguchi-city, Saitama

    332-0004 Japan

    Phone: +81048-223-5148

    Fax: +81048-224-3467

    E-mail: [email protected]

    http://www.ishiikasei.co.jp/ishiikasei.htm

    KARATEGIS WITH THE BRAND EMBROIDERED ON THE SHOULDERS

    The Karategis with the embroidered brand of the manufacturer on the shoulders will be accepted for use in the Premier League by those competitors who wish to do so, both for Kata and Kumite in red or blue colour, depending if the competitor

    is AKA or AO.

    All Grand Winners 2017 must use this embroidered in gold colour.

    The authorized brands to use these karategi models are:

    ADIDAS – ARAWAZA – BUDO NORD – DAEDO – HAYASHI

    SHUREIDO – SMAI – TOKAIDO – WACOKU – WESING

    mailto:[email protected]://www.progame-tatami.com/mailto:[email protected]://www.tatamix.it/mailto:[email protected]://www.taishansports.cn/mailto:[email protected]://www.wesingsports.com/mailto:[email protected]

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    4 Competition Programme DAY / HOUR COMPETITION

    Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

    Official Accreditation (HQ Wishmore Hotel)

    Thursday 10:00 – 16:00

    Weighing for all categories (HQ Wishmore Hotel)

    Thursday 17:00 – 19:00

    Draws and Coach meeting (HQ Wishmore Hotel)

    Thursday 20:00 – 21.00

    Referee Briefing (HQ Wishmore Hotel)

    Friday

    (09:00 – 19:45)

    Eliminations & Repechages Kata Individual Female

    Kata Team Male Male ( -60 ), Female ( -50 ) Male ( -67 ), Female ( -55 )

    Male ( -75 )

    Saturday

    (09:00 – 19:30)

    Eliminations & Repechages Kata Individual Male Kata Team Female

    Female ( -61 ), Male ( -84 ) Female ( -68 ), Male ( +84 )

    Female ( +68 )

    Sunday

    (10:00 – 14:00)

    Third Places Bouts Kata Individual Female / Male Female ( -50 ), Male ( -60 ) Female ( -55 ), Male ( -67 ) Female ( -61 ), Male ( -75 ) Female ( -68 ), Male ( -84 )

    Female ( +68 ), Male ( +84 ) Kata Team Female / Male

    Sunday

    (14:00 – 14:30)

    Break

    Sunday

    (14:30 – 16:30)

    Finals (TV Produced) Kata Individual Female / Male Female ( -50 ), Male ( -60 ) Female ( -55 ), Male ( -67 ) Female ( -61 ), Male ( -75 ) Female ( -68 ), Male ( -84 )

    Female ( +68 ), Male ( +84 ) Kata Team Female / Male

    Award Ceremony

    IT IS COMPULSORY TO SEW CORRECTLY THE BACK NUMBER ON THE KARATE-GI BACK. IF

    THE BACK NUMBER IS NOT PROPERLY SEWN, IT CAN BE A REASON FOR

    DISQUALIFICATION.

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    5 Site and Date 8-9-10 June 2018, at Asli Cakir Sporthall Istanbul, starts at 09:00 LT.

    6 Competition Venue Asli Cakir Sporthall

    4-11 Kısım Atakoy Bulvarı 34158 Atakoy Istanbul

    This Karate 1 – Premier League will be performed on Trocellen tatami, WKF Approved.

    7 Media

    7.1 TV Production

    All the events of the 2018 Karate 1 – Premier League will present TV. The competition

    on Sunday will be broadcast to a worldwide viewing audience through a high quality

    TV production which will be made available to TV networks around the world.

    7.2 Press

    Press accreditation can only be given to professional journalists working for a media

    and having proof of their credentials.

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    Media professionals can register to request press accreditations through the on line

    registration form which can be found here: https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-

    online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171&ver_info_ac

    tion=pressregistration#a_presshead

    Video recording will not be allowed

    Should you need more information about press or media related issues, please contact

    directly the World Karate Federation’s office: [email protected]

    8 Organizer and contacts

    8.1 Organizer contact details

    Mr. Ercument TASDEMİR Mobile +90 533 632 18 52 [email protected]

    9 Online Registration The registration starts two (2) months prior to the event, on April 8th, 2018 and

    close fifteen (15) days before the tournament, on May 24th, 2018 at the 12:00

    hrs GMT +0 and it is divided in the following three phases (all phases will

    close at the 12:00 hrs GMT +O of the listed day);

    • Phase 1, from April 8th 2018 to April 22nd 2018: limited to the NFs, TWO

    competitors per category and country, ranked among the 50 first of the ranking.

    • Phase 2, from April 23rd 2018 to May 7th 2018: In the event that any of the TWO

    registrations of the phase 1 have not been completed by the NFs, free

    registration of athletes, ranked among the 50 first of the ranking (always

    keeping the limit of TWO per country).

    • Phase 3, from May 8th 2018 to May 24th 2018: free registration, limited to 64

    athletes per category, ranked among the 100 first of the ranking.

    The applicable ranking will be the one updated on the day of the registration opening,

    April 8th, 2018.

    http://accreditation.qtixx.com/wkfranking/ranking_main.php?hidemenu=true&hidedo

    b=true&numberofranked=100&ranking_category=0&enddate=2018-04-08

    All competitors must be registered online using the online platform;

    https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-

    online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171#a_eventhea

    d

    https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171&ver_info_action=pressregistration#a_pressheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171&ver_info_action=pressregistration#a_pressheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171&ver_info_action=pressregistration#a_pressheadmailto:[email protected]:[email protected]://accreditation.qtixx.com/wkfranking/ranking_main.php?hidemenu=true&hidedob=true&numberofranked=100&ranking_category=0&enddate=2018-04-08http://accreditation.qtixx.com/wkfranking/ranking_main.php?hidemenu=true&hidedob=true&numberofranked=100&ranking_category=0&enddate=2018-04-08https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=171#a_eventhead

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    All referees must be registered online using the online platform;

    https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-

    online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=228#a_eventhea

    d

    All coaches must be registered online using the online platform;

    https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-

    online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=226#a_eventhea

    d

    No onsite registration will be accepted. The registration will be validated once

    completed the online payment through the payment platform. In case of any questions

    concerning the online registration please directly contact the Sportdata software team

    via the email address [email protected]

    Individuals and National Federations are responsible for the quality of the entered

    registration data. Once close the online registration, any comments will have to notified

    to the software and to the WKF at latest five day before the first day of competition.

    9.1 Technical Support for Online Registration

    Web: https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/index.php?active_menu=home

    Email: [email protected]

    The official registration session will take place on Thursday, 7th of June, 2018 from

    10.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. at the HQ Wishmore Hotel.

    If changes are required during the official registration session because of incorrect, or

    missing registration data, a fee of € 20 is charged for each change.

    At registration, accreditation cards will be issued with the participants main data, a

    photograph and information about registered categories. The accreditation card must

    be worn at all times during the event.

    Only members of national federations recognized by WKF are admitted to participate,

    as per Premier League Organising Rules 2018 (PL OR Point 6 Registration).

    Please note that all participants have to show their passports at the

    registration session.

    The competitor who has not collected, either personally or through his/her

    representative or coach the accreditation during the official registration,

    will not be included in the draw.

    https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=228#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=228#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=228#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=226#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=226#a_eventheadhttps://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=226#a_eventheadmailto:[email protected]://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/index.php?active_menu=homemailto:[email protected]

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    10 Categories The competition categories are identical to those of Senior World Championships

    except for Kumite team.

    KATA

    Individual Female/Male

    Team Female/Male

    KUMITE

    Female -50 kg, -55kg, -61 kg, -68 kg, +68kg

    Male -60 kg, -67 kg, -75 kg, -84 kg, +84 kg

    11 Entry Fee The entry fees are € 75 per individual category entry and € 150 per team category

    entry.

    11.1 Payment

    Due to the ommission of PayPall agreement in Turkey. All payments must be

    process processed by bank transfer to the bank account detailed below and

    within the period for the online registration. No onsite payment will be

    accepted.

    Bank Name: Garanti Bankası

    Branch Name: Anafartalar Caddesi Şubesi

    Iban: TR68 0006 2000 7110 0009 0855 21

    Swift: TGBATRIS

    The registration process to be the following;

    1. Online registration of the athletes (which will stay on a “waiting list”)

    2. Payment by bank transfer to the host LOC bank account within 24h.

    3. Sending the scanned copy of the payment confirmation to Sportdata:

    [email protected] and the LOC: [email protected], within this 24h.

    Only, once received the bank receipt of the payment, the on line

    registration will be validated.

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    12 WKF Accredited Coach

    According to the Coach License Manual, the minimum level required to take part in the Karate 1 events is the “Accredited Coach” level. To obtain such certification, coaches must attend a compulsory Coach Briefing.

    13 Prize Money

    For individual categories (Kumite and Kata):

    • Gold Medalist: 750 €

    • Silver Medalist: 500 €

    • Third Places: 200 €

    For Kata team categories:

    • Gold Medalist: 750 €

    • Silver Medalist: 500 €

    • Third Places: 200 €

    14 Ranking

    Competitors can earn ranking points in every Karate1 event according to the official

    WKF Ranking Criteria, point 3.2 of the WKF World Ranking Rules;

    http://setopen.sportdata.org/wkfranking/docs/WKFRanking20171020.pdf

    The applicable ranking will be the one updated on the day of the registration opening,

    April 8th, 2018.

    http://accreditation.qtixx.com/wkfranking/ranking_main.php?hidemenu=true&hidedo

    b=true&numberofranked=100&ranking_category=0&enddate=2018-04-08

    15 Ticket for spectators

    The tickets are free for spectators

    http://setopen.sportdata.org/wkfranking/docs/WKFRanking20171020.pdfhttp://accreditation.qtixx.com/wkfranking/ranking_main.php?hidemenu=true&hidedob=true&numberofranked=100&ranking_category=0&enddate=2018-04-08http://accreditation.qtixx.com/wkfranking/ranking_main.php?hidemenu=true&hidedob=true&numberofranked=100&ranking_category=0&enddate=2018-04-08

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    16 HQ Hotel WISHMORE HOTEL (5 STAR)

    Single Double Extra Meal

    HQ Wishmore Hotel 90 € 55 € 15 €

    Retaj Royale Hotel 85 € 55 € 15 €

    Green Park Hotel 85 € 55 € 15 €

    Rooms are per person, per night basis including bed and breakfast.

    In order to make reservation kindly send reservation form to [email protected]

    17 Visa Requirements

    All visa related issues should be checked on http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa Also online e-visa option is valid on web site http://www.evisa.gov.tr/

    mailto:[email protected]://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfahttp://www.evisa.gov.tr/

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    18 City / Country Information

    As much for its tourist haunts and delightful way of life, did you know that Istanbul has some quirky facts to its own history? From tulips to the population to Agatha Christie, there are quite a few facts that will surprise anyone who is not knowledgeable about the large city Istanbul is the only city in the world that straddles two continents: Asia and Europe. Istanbul, while being the ancient capital of many empires, from Rome to the Ottoman era, it is not the modern capital of Turkey as Ankara is. Istanbul, which used to be known as Constantinople thanks to the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, is built on seven hills to match the seven hills of Rome. Tulips, the symbol of Holland, originated in Istanbul and were sent from Istanbul to Netherlands. Grand Bazaar is the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3.000 shops.

    - British author Agatha Christie wrote her famous novel “Murder on the Orient Express” at Pera Palas Hotel in Istanbul. - Istanbul is surrounded by sea, with the Bosphorus cutting right through it. And yet, snow is common in the city, with the annual average being 18 inches.

    http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/historical-ruins-turkey/http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/top-ten-best-museums-in-istanbul/http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/yalis-bosphorus/

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    - Istanbul has the same population – 13 million and rising – as one of the smallest countries in Europe, Belgium - Originally named the Tower of Christ, the Galata Tower was built in 1348 at the apex of fortified walls and was used to house prisoners of war, later became an observatory, but now offers a 360-degree viewing gallery of the city.

    - Istanbul was once renowned as the most crowded city in the world – in 1502.

    - Istanbul has the third oldest subway in the world, built in 1875. It’s 573 meters long and located in the Beyoglu district.

    Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Istanbul

    The powerful Byzantine and Ottoman empires ruled their lands from Istanbul for hundreds of years. They called the city Constantinople, and it became a metropolis for royal rulers and influential religious leaders to leave their mark. These days, the city has embraced the modern world while maintaining its traditional heritage. It is one of the top destinations in the world for a city break and there are many tourist attractions in Istanbul that will wow and delight you at the same time.

    18.1 Princes Islands

    Exiled royalty from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were sent to the Princes Islands. Lying in the sea of the Marmara, off the coastline off Istanbul, they are nine islands, which become a hive of activity in summer. The traditional method of transport is a horse and cart. Large and impressive Ottoman mansions, built in the nineteenth century, line each side of neatly paved streets. Some properties have also become the summer homes for the Turkish jet-setters.

    http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/tourist-attractions-in-istanbul/

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    18.2 Hagia Sophia

    From the outside, the Hagia Sophia may seem overwhelmingly big, but the real attraction of this Istanbul landmark is the architecture genius inside the domed Byzantine building. Built in 360 as an orthodox church, the Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque in 1453, then into a museum in 1935. Large Islamic engravings adorned the top of tall stone columns while copious amounts of natural light stream through 40 windows. The Hagia Sophia is a prime example of Byzantine architecture and because of additions made to its structure over the years; is one of Istanbul’s most iconic buildings.

    18.3 Blue Mosque

    The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia resemble opposing chess pieces on a large game board. They stand facing each other with an average distance of 200 metres between them. Although the Hagia Sophia has lost its primary function as a place of worship, the Blue Mosque is the largest functioning mosque in Turkey.Also called the Sultan Ahmet mosque, it was built in 1609 using more than 20, 000 handmade ceramic tiles, and 200 stain-glassed windows. At full capacity, it can accommodate 10,000 people for prey.

    18.4 Topkapi Palace

    The Topkapi Palace overlooks the golden horn and at the time of its completion, it was a busy city housing 4000 people. The architecture and décor is not as grand as the other palaces of Istanbul, but it still has many attractions such as original furnishings, clothes, and jewels from the royal rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Also on display is Muhammad’s cloak and sword, the most important relics of the Islamic world.

    http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/facts-about-blue-mosque-istanbul/http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/topkapi-palace-harem-istanbul-sultans/

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    18.5 Grand Bazaar

    The Grand Bazaar consists of more than 3000 shops and is a hive of activity from morning to night. The sprawling mass of crowded streets and tight corners means it is inevitable that first time visitors will get lost. Daily, vocal shopkeepers ply for the attention of 250,000 visitors, and only take a day off on Sunday.Its history dates from the beginning of the Ottoman Empire and if shopping is not your idea of fun, the old architecture will impress.

    18.6 Basilica Cistern

    The Basilica cistern is easily missed if you are not deliberately looking for it. Lying underground, it is a water cistern dating back 1500 years. Large fish swim in the shallow waters and under man-made platforms that lead to the back of the cistern and the upside down heads of Medusa. The Basilica cistern has also achieved fame as the setting for one scene in the James Bond film called from Russia with Love.

    18.7 Galata Tower

    The Galata tower stands proudly on the Istanbul skyline and gives up an extensive panoramic view over some of the best tourist attractions in Istanbul. Its current use as a museum is very different from its roles in history as a fire spotting tower and dungeon. At the top of the tower are two restaurants, used for the nightly Turkish shows introducing visitors to Turkish entertainment.

    18.8 Bosphorus Cruise

    The shoreline of the Bosphorus has a lot of history to tell. During the great wars, battleships were a frequent site as troops flooded into the city. Nowadays the shoreline is home to grand places of the Ottoman royalty, old castles, rich summerhouses, and the traditional wooden Turkish yalis, of which some were built in the nineteenth century. The best way to see all the buildings of the Bosphorus is on a pleasure cruise with a guided commentary.

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    18.9 Dolmabahce Palace

    Last on our list of tourist attractions in Istanbul is Dolmabahce Palace, last home of the Ottoman rulers. It reflects everything that was extravagant about them. 14 tons of gold decorate the ceiling, pure crystals line the main stairway, and 131 handmade silk carpets are spread out on the floors. It also holds a large chandelier that weighs more than 4 tons and has an extraordinary 750 bulbs.

    Our daytime excursions go to all the major tourist attractions in Istanbul. Whether you want to tour palaces, cruise down the Bosphorus or explore the streets of the old city, you will find a wide range of choice to enhance your visit.

    19 Miscellaneous

    19.1 Language

    The official language is Turkish and mostly spoken language is English.

    19.2 Time Zone, Electric and Water

    Turkey uses EET or Eastern European Time (GMT + 2), for summer, the rule is EEST

    or Eastern European Summer Time, which is one hour ahead. 220 Volts electric is

    used with two pins plugin.

    19.3 Currency

    TRY Stats

    Name: Turkish Lira 5 TL, 10 TL, 20 TL, 50 TL, 100 TL, 200 TL

    Symbol: Kuruş: Kr 1 € = 4.658 TRY

    Minor Unit:

    1/100 = kuruş

    19.4 Weather

    Cloudly and sunny 9-10 Degree’s

    19.5 Working Hours and Days

    The opening hours of Government departments, offices and banks are from 8.30am

    to 12:30pm and 1.30pm to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Shops are normally open from

    9am to 7pm every day, including weekends. During the summer months, you can

    expect the working day to begin at 7am or 8am and end at 2pm, in some cities.

    Working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,

    Sunday are the holidays.

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    19.6 How to Go

    Istanbul has two international airports; one on the Asian side (Ataturk Airport) and the

    other one on the European side (Sabiha Gokcen Airport). From Istanbul you can fly to

    many other cities of Turkey as there are frequent daily flights of different airline

    companies.

    Also Istanbul has subways connected from all Balkan Countries.

    Turkish Airlines www.thy.com

    Turkish Railways www.tcdd.gov.tr

    Istanbul Otogar www.otogar.com

    19.7 Health Security and Insurance

    Bakırkoy State Hospital is the main health unit in the competition area. In case of emergency situations following numbers should be called; Health Urgency 112 Police 155

    19.8 Transportation

    Transfer from the Ataturk Airport – Hotel – Ataturk airport 4 pax two ways 50 € 10 pax two ways 150 € 20 pax two ways 350 € 45 Pax two ways 600 € Transfer from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Hotel – Sabiha Gokcen Airport 4 pax two ways 120 € 10 pax two ways 280 € 20 pax two ways 480 € 45 Pax two ways 750 € Kindly send transfer list to the [email protected]

    20 Omissions As regards that the specific items are not expressly foreseen in the present bulletin

    reference is to be made to the general rules and guidelines contained in WKF

    Regulations.

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    21 Karate Premier League Istanbul Rooming List

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    *Position: C=Competitor, Co=Coaches, De=Delegation Head, P=President of NF,

    R=Referees/Judges, D=Doctors, V=VIPs, A=Administration, P=Press, O=Others **

    Room type: S=Single, D=Double, T=Triple

    Dated:

    Name of Contact Person:

    Email Adresses:

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    22 Karate Premier League Istanbul Transfer Booking Form

    Arrival Airport Departure Airport

    Ataturk Airport

    Sabiha Gokcen Airport

    Arrival Date

    Arrival Time

    Arrival Flight Number

    Departure Date

    Departure Time

    Departure Flight Number

    Number of Team

    Required Number of Lunch in the Stadium

    8 June 2018 Friday

    9 June 2018 Saturday

    10 June 2018 Sunday

    Required Number of Extra Meal in the Hotels

    7 June 2018 Thursday

    8 June 2018 Friday

    9 June 2018 Saturday

    10 June 2018 Sunday