Ulcinj – Famous Turkish basketball player Mirsad Turkcan (31) – MVP player of Euro league 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 couldn’t resist the magnificent Ulcinj landscapes and mmarvelous beauty of Ada Bojana, so he bought land in Kruce where he is planning to build a family oasis, Turkcan played in USA, France, Italy, Russia, has seen many metropolis, and tourist centers but he claims that there doesn’t exist a more beautiful coast then Turksih and Montenegrin one.
– I have been coming to Ulcinj for more than 20 years and I am every time thrilled with its beauties. That has led me to buy land in Kruce where I will build a house and with that I shall stay more often in this town – says Turkcan. When asked whether he will ask for Montenegrin citizenship he says that he is not thinking about that for the time being. I already have two citizenships so it would be too much – he says with a smile. He points out that in Turkey people know a lot about Montenegro.
A lot of people from these areas live in Turkey so Turkish people know a lot about Montenegro and about its beauties. Many emigrants are thinking about return and investment in their homeland, but even other people are thinking of investing here. Recently I came with my friends from Turkey to Montenegro who were surprised that such a small country has so many beauties. They immediately started asking around about the conditions for investment – says Mirsad. He doesn’t hide his pride while he is talking about his sister famous singer Emina Jahovic.
– Emina is an intelligent and educated girl and a good singer. I am glad that she is popular in Montenegro – says Mirsad and adds that he is sorry that he doesn’t have more time to be on her concerts more. In his biography it will stay written that just 15 years he became the head of the family.
– Our father died early. I was 15 years old and Emina 4 5 years. I was her father, her brother – remembers Mirsad.
Lawyer Zoran Piperovic, who was engaged by Turkcan to represent him in order to get a permit for construction says that he is honored that the famous basketball palyer has chosen his lawyer’s office.
– The arrival of the world famous basketball player in Ulcinj is pride for the entire town. World famous name will draw, without any dilemma, real investors and people who are ready to spend and invest here money at benefit of Ulcinj and entire Montenegro. Ulcinj, else, is a basketball town and Mirsad one day with his knowledge and respect will without any doubt help the development of that sport in our Municipality – said Piperovic.
Turkcan is the first Turkish basketball player who played in NBA league. In 1999 and 2000 he played in New York Nicks and in Milwaukee. Then he continued his carrier in Paris in Paris Saint Germain, then in CSKA from Moscow, and finally in Montepaski in Italy. Then he goes back to CSKA and then he went to the team of the city rival Dinamo. From there he went to Turkish Ulker and now he is playing for Fenerbahce from Istanbul. He was twice MVP of Euro league and also he was the best by the number of total rebounds in Italian and Turkish league, in European championship in 1997 in Spain, and in World championship in 2002 in Indiana, as well as the best young Turkish player.