On that occasion, Esat Delihasan, President of Karate Federation of Balkan said:
Karate Federation of Balkan is actively working towards the endorsement of the philosophy and spirit of Karate, promotes and develops Karate as an elite sport, as well as a mass sport for everyone. The Balkan Karate Championship in Istanbul is more than just a competition, it is a place where friendship, respect and tolerance meet.
Our performance will be indicative of the level of Karate in the Balkans, which will bring serious weight on the Karate Federation of Balkan.
The Karate sport is a challenge to the human spirit, the will and strength of the human body, daring and respect towards the opponent and a century old wisdom from the path.
Karate speaks all languages and connects all people and generations, regardless of race, sex and religion.