3rd International Turkish Open Kickboxing Tournament in memory of Alperen Atabay was held in PGS Kremlin Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey from 5th to 8th April 2018. The tournament has 2353 participants from 27 countries and 4 continents. This year’s event became one of the biggest in the world, with highest number of participants in ring sports and with one of the few highest overall. The event started with opening speeches of Mr. Salim KAYICI, President of Turkish Kickboxing Federation and WAKO Europe Vice President and Mr. Roy BAKER, President of WAKO Europe.
Antalya Province Vice Governor Mrs. Canan HANÇER BAŞTÜRK, Sports Vice General Director Mr. Ömer Altınsoy, Antalya Sports & Youth Provincial Vice Director Associate Professor Burhanettin Hacıcaferoğlu were present at the event. Athlete with down syndrome Yücel Mehmet ASA performed kickboxing demonstration. Participants also raised WhiteCard to support Peace through Sport. Starting from next year, Turkish Open will give out money awards. Thanks to everyone who participated or contributed in this event.