ANKARA 

Chess encourages disabled people to change their lives, breaking barriers and leading to many inspiring stories both in Turkey and the world at large.

This week’s tournament of the Confederation Cup for disabled people, organized by the International Chess Federation or FIDE, is an important step to make chess more popular among disabled people worldwide.

Turkey became the first host country of the tournament, as 30 international disabled chess players from four continents came to Turkey for the event.

The seven-day tournament in Turkey’s capital Ankara lasts through Dec. 14.

The tournament features chess players from 24 countries, including

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