Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Hisarcıklıoğlu issues condolence message for Naim Süleymanoğlu

18.11.2017 / Ankara

In his letter of condolence for the Olympic champion former national weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu. TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu expressed that Süleymanoğlu, having crowned the uniform he wore with his many achievements, has been the source of pride for the Turkish nation.​

Hisarcıklıoğlu's statements is as follows:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Naim Süleymanoğlu who was in treatment following a liver transplant.


Süleymanoğlu was a sportsman who achieved great success in his sports career and made great contribution to the promotion of our country with the national uniform, gaining the love of all our people.


Süleymanoğlu, known affectionately as the 'Pocket Hercules', won 3 gold medals at the Olympic Games and 7 gold medals at World Championships, becoming one of the most successful athletes of all time.


On behalf of the Turkish business community, I pray for the grace of Allah upon him and extend our condolences to the sports community, his family and loved ones. May heaven be his abode.”

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