“Many thanks to my teacher Grandmaster Mert Erdoğdu, who played a major role in my winning the Turkish Championship for three consecutive years and me being number two in the world twice!”

IM Can Isik (Turkey youngest international master)

“Zehra was one of the most talented female masters in the national team. Although she was away from the team for a while due to her studies in London, she re-joined us successfully. She is a great talent, a great teacher. The children working with her are very lucky.”

GM Adrian Mihalcisin (Turkish Women National Team Head Coach)

“Nafisa inspires many athletes in terms of her passion for chess, her naive personality and knowledge of the game. I am sure she will raise many more champions like herself.”

GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2004 World Chess Champion)

“No matter who he works with, it is obvious that he will contribute greatly to his/her chess. I sincerely wish success to my dear friend Orkhan.”

GM Shakriyar Mamedyarov (Legendary Azerbaijani Grandmaster)