The 51st Cycling Tour of Turkey took place in Istanbul on Saturday with participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The President pedalled on a bike specially designed for him, but had a difficult start of the tour that took place at Salacak Coastal Road in Uskudar district.
President Erdoğan had souvenir photos taken with sports directors participating in the event before cycling for about 800 meters. Other bureaucrats accompanied the president during the tour, and his guards ran by his side while his close protection officer also cycled from behind.
Anti-riot vehicles were kept on the coastline during the event.
Arzu KAYA - Yaşar KAÇMAZ - Hakan TARHAN - İSTANBUL/DHA