Suat Atalik: "Now It Is Makropoulos's Turn to Resign"

Время публикации: 05.07.2012 15:53 | Последнее обновление: 05.07.2012 16:01

GM Suat Atalik, extracted from not only Turkish, but Greek tournaments, published another open letter.

"Dear chess friends,

as Mr.Yazici could not success to throw me out of 1st Grand European Open which was held in Golden Sands Bulgaria,he increased his hostility and most likely has written to all the federations to extract me from their tournaments albeit there is no Ethics commity neither board decision from FIDE about it since there is no sportive crime by my side.The first sanction for me came in an expected way by Greek Chess Federation and the executive board of the latter came up with a ridiculous decision to prevent my participation for their tournaments only this summer after a meeting at the end of last month.    


Approved by the 1979 Congress. Amended by the 1994 Congress.
Moral principles of FIDE for non-FIDE chess competitions.

1. The organizers and the players must be guided by the highest principles of the FIDE Statutes:

1.    FIDE is concerned exclusively with chess activities.
2.    FIDE rejects discriminatory treatment for national, political, racial, social or religious reasons or on account of sex.
3.    FIDE observes a strict neutrality in the internal affairs of the national chess federations.

2. In accord with its Statutes, FIDE reaffirms its commitment to the right to play chess and opposes all organized actions that would hinder that right.

3. It is understood that:

1.    An organizer of a chess competition has the right to invite any chess player he chooses. Once an invitation has been issued and accepted, it must not be withdrawn.
2.    Each player accepts an invitation only on his own free will but in strict accordance with the statutes and resolutions accepted by FIDE.


The paragraphe above is taken from FIDE handbook and it is stated under boycotts. Not only Mr.Yazici's TCF's obligatory demand of permission and undertaking attached to it to gain the right to play in international tournaments for me falls in paragraph 1.3 and 2, his collaboration with Greek Chess federation and IM Makropoulos is an organised action which hinders the right to play chess. Obviously under the command of Greek Chess Federation, Kavala Organizers did not notice 3.1 either.

I personally believe that the chess world is relieved after Mr.Yazici's resignation and now it is turn for one of the most controversy figures in chess FIDE deputy president IM Makropoulos after his clear violation of 1.2+1.3 and 2.

GM Suat Atalik "


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