The President of Antalyaspor, Hasan Akıncıoğlu travelled to Russia and personally took part in talks with Gazprom one month ago.
Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin sets sponsorship policies of the Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom.
Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. The Russian company also sponsors Bundesliga outfit FC Schalke 04 and Russian giants Zenit St. Petersburg.
Each year, more than 10 million tourists visit Antalya and 3 million of these are Russians. In addition, thousands of Russian citizens living in Antalya.
Putin will come to Turkey on December 3, 2012. In case of approval of the sponsorship agreement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gazprom can be the sponsor for Antalyaspor.
Antalyasporum, DEV SPONSORLUK ANLAŞMASINA DOĞRU !.. (Gazprom), 2012, http://www.antalyasporum.com/popuphaber.asp?hid=11978
Turkish Football, Antalyspor in talks over Gazprom deal, 2012, http://www.turkish-football.com/news_read.php?id=3847