Turkish Archery to Be Promoted with 'Archery in 12 Steps'

04/07/2020

The book "12 Adımda Okçuluk" (Archery in 12 Steps), prepared by the Archers' Foundation with a view to promoting Turkish archery around the world, has been translated into Arabic, Albanian, Bosnian; French and English by Yunus Emre Institute. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Archers' Foundation Bilal Erdoğan noted that the book will make an important contribution to Turkish archery.

The Archers' Foundation has prepared a book entitled "12 Adımda Okçuluk" (Archery in 12 Steps) to promote the traditional Turkish archery around the globe. The book has been translated into five languages including Arabic, Albanian, Bosnian, French and English with support from Yunus Emre Institute.

ember of the Board of Trustees of the Archers' Foundation Bilal Erdoğan pointed out that the book will make an important contribution to Turkish archery. "The book will be distributed around the world to strengthen the place of Turkish archery in the world. This will be made possible with this book, prepared in Turkey and distributed around the world. Archery is on the rise around the world and it is one of Turkey's traditional sports. Promoting it means promoting Turkey," he said.

"Archery in 12 Steps," translated by Yunus Emre Institute into Arabic, Albanian, Bosnian, French and English, fills an important gap in archery.

"Archery in 12 Steps," translated by Yunus Emre Institute into Arabic, Albanian, Bosnian, French and English, fills an important gap in archery.

Tt proves to be an essential reference book as it gives indispensable hints for modern archery. All details including posture, under-the-chin position, and aiming are described in the book. The book contains theoretical knowledge as well as pictures showing basic archery techniques and it is supported with videos accessible with a barcode app.

A FIRST AROUND THE WORLD

Yunus Emre Institute President Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş indicated that the Institute has been organizing Turkish archery courses in approximately 40 countries. "In these courses, we do not teach a sport only, we teach the very philosophy of Turkish archery as well. The demand is very high; therefore, this book is a first around the world," he said.

NEW PROJECTS

he Archers' Foundation, established in 2003, has new projects in addition to the reference book on modern archery.

Archers' Foundation President Ali Haydar Yıldız described these projects as follows:

"We believe that the future can build upon the revival of the tradition. We are currently working on a bow, suitable for Turkish archery, and we will soon produce a domestic and national Turkish bow at an affordable price."