20 Countries from all of Europe come together for this year’s Antalya Cup to celebrate culture and sports exchange and the spirit of Muaythai. President of the Turkish Muaythai Federation, Halil Durna, stated that the Antalya Cup is the event for athletes to celebrate Turkish hospitality in a beautiful atmosphere where the athletes stayed in a luxury resort with the best possible preparation opportunities and competition.

President of the European Muaythai Federation, Gennady Trukhanov, stated the the bi-annual event in Antalya has become an important event in the EMF and IFMA calendar and only can thank to Turkish National Federation for putting on such an outstanding event. Valentina Shevchenko, Spokesperson of the Athlete Commission said that again the athletes would like to thank Turkey for their true hospitality especially the variation of food, making weight is a challenge as there is so much temptation. Thank you Turkey.

IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, stated that IFMA will continue to support the Antalya Cup which is a fantastic test event for athletes before the World Championship in Sweden in May 2016. The opening ceremony was again a cultural display showcasing the beautiful culture of one of the most historical country in the world, Turkey.