Record-breaking swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu will swim from Anamur to Girne on the anniversary of the 20 July Cyprus Peace Operation.
Record-breaking swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu aims to break the all-time record while looking for a sponsor to swim from Anamur district of Mersin to Girne on the occasion of the anniversary of the 20 July Cyprus Peace Operation.
The 47-year-old Customs Broker record-breaking swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu said that he had previously swam from Anamur to Girne in 2010 before the Fina referees and members of the press, breaking the record.
Sunaçoğlu said, “That record still belongs to me and no one has broken this record yet. If I can find the sponsor support of 15 thousand dollars, I plan to swim in Cyprus on 19 July and arrive on the anniversary of the 20 July Cyprus Peace Operation. I expect sponsor support from the mayors on this issue,” he said.
‘CYPRUS IS TURKISH’ WILL GIVE THE MESSAGE
Record-breaking swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu explained that he wanted to attend the events with his trainer Serdar Sanrı on the anniversary of the 20 July Cyprus Peace Operation and said, “We were able to come suddenly one night. We came once again. We always come. Cyprus is our swimming distance. We want to give the message that “Cyprus is Turkish”. The situation in Cyprus is clear. There is a problem experienced. I will swim to Cyprus and come back to draw attention to its closeness to our country once again. “I want to break not only a world record, but an all-time record by traveling 160 kilometers in 60 hours,” he said.
CALL FOR PRESIDENTS TO SPONSOR
Swimmer Alper Sunaçoğlu, who received the support of his trainer Serdar Sanrı and made a name for himself with the records he broke in marathon swimming and performance sports, emphasized that he has been swimming continuously since he was 5 years old and has never come out of the water.
The record-breaking swimmer Sunaçoğlu, who asked the mayors to be sponsors for the provision of equipment for only 10 people and the supply of diesel for the boat, continued as follows:
“In 2011, I swam across the Dardanelles, which was 60 kilometers long. Then I sailed the Bosphorus for 30 kilometers from Sarıyer to Üsküdar. Also; By swimming from Mersin to Hatay Arsuz, I broke the record for the longest stay in the water and the longest swim. I swam 280 kilometers in 125 hours. I also swam between Didim and Bodrum to commemorate our martyrs in the July 15 coup attempt. Now I want to swim to Cyprus to set a new record. When we arrive in Cyprus, we want to visit TRNC President Ersin Tatar and other statesmen, whom we made an appointment with.”
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