New WAKO IF Acting President Roy Baker made a declaration about the recent decision of WAKO Vice Presidents on electing a new Acting President. In his declaration, Mr. Baker stated that main reason because Salim Kayıcı’s position as WAKO Acting President revoked was because Mr. Kayıcı is candidate for WAKO IF Presiency. The election for WAKO Presidency will be held during the next WAKO IF Ordinary General Assembly that will take in Dublin, Ireland on 24th of November 2015. Full text of Roy Baker’s declaration is as in below:

“Without Prejudice.

Dear WAKO (IF) members,

At the recent convened Board meeting held in San Sebastian, Spain, the WAKO Board have agreed to issue the following statement.

Without prejudice of the other reasons indicated by the VP in the minutes of their meeting, WAKO would like to communicate to the Members through our  website that one of the main reason for which Mr Salim Kayici was revoked as Acting President was because the VP put as a condition for his appointment that he would not run for the position of President during the next GA and violation of that condition was one of the violations of conditions by him.

Respectfully yours

Roy Baker

Acting President WAKO IF

First Vice President WAKO Europe”

By Reşat Onur Er

Reşat Onur Er, is a law graduate from Turkey with LL.M degree. He is involved in kickboxing since 2012. He is Turkish Kickboxing Federation Chairman of Students Committee and Member of Committee on Foreign Relations, WAKO IF  Member of Education/Students Committee WAKO European Kickboxing Federation Member of Students/Educational Committee and is founder of WorldKickboxing.Net. He is a licensed kickboxing athlete who has 7th Dan Dark Brown Belt. He has been working actively for development of kickboxing in Turkey and Africa. He works at Cape Town Iron and Steel Works as a Legal Assistant.

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