Ekaterina Atalik Appealed to the Russian Chess Federation with a Request to Admit Her Into It

Время публикации: 08.07.2012 00:03 | Последнее обновление: 08.07.2012 00:03

Ekaterina Atalik, originally coming from Kirov and now playing under Turkish flag, gave an interview to Chess-News radio and stated that in December 2011 she wrote an official letter to Ilya Levitov, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian Chess Federation, with a request to admit her in Russian Chess Federation. 

"Turkish Chess Federation's attitude towards me is evident; their politics is also evident - they want to stop our [with Suat Atalik] chess careers, - she noted. - RCF didn't refuse my request, but it also didn't help anyhow. [...] We 've been talking a lot with Mr.Tkachev on the phone, he is responsible for everything connected with transfers. I asked him to explain my situation to FIDE. My case is special: it's not just my baseless wish to change the federation, that's almost a request for the political asylum. I wanted to play and I knew that staying in TCF, I wouldn't be able to play freely. Tkachev promised to write a letter to FIDE, after that we haven't communicated."

"Now it's really hard to change the federation, - Ekaterina added. - I need to pay 12 thousand for changing it. 10 thousand will go to TCF as a compensation for their decision to let me go."

You can listen to the interview at full [in Russian]. The text will be published soon.  



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