Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Azerbaijan to attend the opening ceremony of the first European Games.
The president is accompanied by Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, Minister of Culture and Tourism Omer Celik, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and former Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications Binali Yildirim.
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
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