ex-Space Soldiers: "We unilaterally rescinded our contracts on September 15"

We reached out to the ex-Space Soldiers players to shed light on their decision to leave the Turkish organization.

The Turkish team, who most recently competed at BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, announced on Saturday that they were leaving Space Soldiers.

The organization had been Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş's home for the entirety of his professional CS:GO career, with the remaining players having also donned their colours for at least one and a half years.

The decision to leave SS came before BLAST Pro Series

In response to the team's statement, Space Soldiers posted a tweet stressing that the players remain contracted to the organisation and that it will hold on to the release clauses "in high priority" - something that the players reject.

"The regrettable statement released by Space Soldiers on social media that claimed we were still under contract has prompted us to explain the situation." the ex-Space Soldiers players told HLTV.org.

Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli & company revealed that they unilaterally rescinded their contracts on September 15 after they were unable to come to an agreement with Space Soldiers.

"The fact that the organization remained silent all this time shows that they tacitly accepted our rescission proclamation," the players claim. "Thus, our contracts are void and we have no obligation to fulfil them."

"Our main goal at Space Soldiers was to be among the best teams in the world and stay there. But everything went downhill after the Boston Major.

"Our performance took an obvious hit after that event, but we felt like everything was normal despite all the negativity that we went through. However, looking at it now, it was obvious that we were all affected psychologically. We feel sorry for disappointing everyone who loved and supported us."

The squad attended two Majors under Space Soldiers

The Turkish players admit that trying to look at everything only from a professional perspective caused them to suffer constant defeats, both in game and in real life. "We don't want to spill all the beans here but it is not hard to figure out the issues that we faced.

"While we, as professional players, wanted an environment in which we could solely focus on CS:GO without having to worry about our futures, we found ourselves dealing with constant and never-ending issues, and the result is before your eyes."

The team admit that the experience they gained during their tenure with Space Soldiers will be used "very wisely going forward", and as the search for a new organisation continues, they are solely focused on getting back to form.

"Our primary goal is to once again qualify for the ESL Pro League Finals and later we will play the Minor qualifier," the team state. "We will work hard to be successful."

"If any organization would like to work with us, we would be glad [to talk], but we are in no rush. On the contrary, we will go over our decision with a fine-tooth comb. You can reach us using this email: kontaktnous@gmail.com"

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
972
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
708
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Good luck in the future!
2018-10-14 18:00
faze xantares ez
2018-10-14 18:01
kk
2018-10-14 18:01
allahtares deserve better team xd
2018-10-14 18:03
reported for bad use of words beware dude
2018-10-15 06:32
ITS HARAAM BROO
2018-10-15 13:28
Reported for bad use of words
2018-10-17 07:35
Faakistan getting triggered
2018-10-17 12:25
yes triggered indeed by bad words ok Not cheating on LAN and insulting the whole fucking nation you guys are crazy you dont know it yet Forsaken India OR India Forsaken
2018-10-23 12:51
reply needs to make actual sense
2018-10-23 12:58
Yeah It makes sense To Forsaken People Lul County Edit : btw why You Got Triggered by a Pakistani reporting People for Bad use of words. Is hate speech ethical in india ?
2018-10-25 06:32
#184
JW | 
Indonesia ettuzy 
Reported
2018-10-15 15:45
allahtares :)
2018-10-25 12:42
despe also released?
2018-10-14 18:02
#35
cyx | 
Turkey elleshar 
Despe already kicked
2018-10-14 18:04
hes benched and has been for over a year... he had a contract with the org what are you talking about lol
2018-10-14 19:10
#118
cyx | 
Turkey elleshar 
Hes kicked before the major. Check hardstyle and despe's announcement
2018-10-14 19:49
contract with the org... check life
2018-10-14 20:03
I don't think ss will form a new csgo team so I think he released too. But he didn't post anything on twitter since May. So looks like nothing has officialy announced about his situation.
2018-10-14 18:06
ahh ty
2018-10-14 19:10
Despecito
2018-10-17 12:26
FINALLY LEFT THIS GARBAGE ORG... media.giphy.com/media/1tGN00iMCj3Mc/giph.. No matter what , they proved many times that they're a solid tier2 team , sadly this trash Org don't give a sh*t and do w/e they wants.
2018-10-14 20:34
#2
devoduvek | 
Canada kawoh 
I honestly think it's a great pickup for a big organization. Sadly this team hasn't been performing greatly this last months. But they've got a huge potential fanbase and SK gaming and such orgs should look onto them.
2018-10-14 18:02
#38
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Turkey Bestespiller 
I believe SK will get those guys.
2018-10-14 18:06
#40
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
vp and sk are owned by the same company, so no
2018-10-14 18:06
#58
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
No if they were they would not have been able to play in 1 major
2018-10-14 18:11
#65
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
they are owned by esforce esforce.com/en/
2018-10-14 18:12
#177
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Rusev day Bulgaria gtfo
2018-10-15 11:51
#181
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Sad much
2018-10-15 12:59
#186
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Rusevvvvvvvv
2018-10-15 22:41
#189
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Yes he is bulgarian pride
2018-10-16 15:26
#195
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Rusevvvvv day whose wife is prostitute
2018-10-17 07:15
#106
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Finland Tusku 
vp wont be at the next major anyway so no conflict of interest there, FeelsBadMan
2018-10-14 18:52
#140
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United States Acehavok 
Why would that matter?
2018-10-14 21:24
did you not read the rest of the thread? fucking school shooter
2018-10-16 06:41
"Hasn't been performing greatly" If the rest of the scene earns 20k$+ monthly , meanwhile someone's fooling me with 500$ , i'd rather stay at the bottom with 0 kills.
2018-10-14 20:36
#148
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Turkey tastemycobra 
xd true.
2018-10-14 21:37
You’re goddamn right
2018-10-15 02:44
Xantares is the only one that can be called upon by top tier teams...rest all are mediocre
2018-10-14 18:01
#32
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Calyx is pretty damn good too. Maj3r is a decent IGL.
2018-10-14 18:04
in 2017 he may have found a TOP 15-20 team. with his 2018 performance not really.
2018-10-14 18:04
he had 2 different offers from top5 team back then in 2016 mate.
2018-10-14 18:15
I think if his English is good he can join c9 or mouz
2018-10-14 18:50
Calyx has the potential to be a good player.
2018-10-14 18:10
#119
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Finland Smoonah 
too bad he can’t speak english.
2018-10-14 19:50
Yeah, that's a shame.
2018-10-14 19:52
Who said he can't speak English? LMAO he can speak English. Also paz's and Maj3r's English is pretty good. (Maj3r is good at everything he is a mastermind dude wtf French-Turkish god)
2018-10-19 09:46
Your name is amazing.
2018-10-19 18:17
calyx and paz
2018-10-15 00:15
#5
huyak | 
Ukraine acrje 
😁1
2018-10-14 18:01
#6
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
wtf
2018-10-14 18:01
#8
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Hmm?
2018-10-14 18:01
ok
2018-10-14 18:01
yes
2018-10-14 18:01
stfu
2018-10-14 18:02
WHY DO I GET SO MUCH HATE TODAY WTF
2018-10-14 18:02
Stfu
2018-10-14 18:04
Stfu idiot
2018-10-14 18:06
Stgu fake Amerikan
2018-10-14 18:07
because u r fake flagger
2018-10-14 18:17
I wish i was, fuck this country
2018-10-14 18:17
#120
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Finland Smoonah 
fking strudel
2018-10-14 19:51
kahana zadak
2018-10-14 22:52
Ana bakrah israil
2018-10-15 11:58
#13
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Romania zeneix 
Maybe next SK?
2018-10-14 18:01
#45
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
vp and sk are owned by the same company, so no
2018-10-14 18:07
#59
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Romania zeneix 
VP new AGO, because VP continues to Polish players.
2018-10-14 18:11
#69
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
say it in english now
2018-10-14 18:13
I don't understand this argument, what does VP has to do with the upcoming SK roster? I really don't get it and would be thankful for an explanation.` I understand the situation with Valve and Tournament regulations etc. But that's the case with other teams also. rfrsh.net/
2018-10-14 20:17
#141
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United States Acehavok 
If it was a problem VP and SK wouldn’t have been able to play at the same tournaments in 2016-2018, but they did, so it’s not a problem and he’s an idiot. You’re welcome.
2018-10-14 21:29
#159
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Hello burger, the rule is from this year and rfrsh is looking to sell heroic, they already got rid of GODSENT. Bye
2018-10-14 23:33
I think it's more about contract-termination than selling, but yeah. Still, what's-their-face could also "sell" VP or SK tomorrow. Anyway, I don't think that this changes anything, especially not about SK obtaining a top tier roster.
2018-10-15 00:04
Bye SS
2018-10-14 18:02
Who cares about Aim Assist Soldiers
2018-10-14 18:02
Lul you believe they are cheating?
2018-10-14 21:14
sk coming :)
2018-10-14 18:02
-1
2018-10-14 18:07
#64
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Romania zeneix 
Yea i think so too. +1
2018-10-14 18:12
finally ugly terrible kebabz
2018-10-14 18:02
intelligent boy
2018-10-15 00:53
retard
2018-10-15 06:35
#21
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Turkey jakrak 
no
2018-10-14 18:02
#23
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Russia sodziee 
virtus.pro inc.
2018-10-14 18:02
gl insane players
2018-10-14 18:02
Feeling thank you
2018-10-14 18:02
Ez
2018-10-14 18:03
Gl in the future !!
2018-10-14 18:03
Turkish scene. No comments.
2018-10-14 18:04
GL
2018-10-14 18:05
gg
2018-10-14 18:06
#42
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France kyojiNs 
Turkish dream team MAJ3R Xantares woxic tarik Calyx
2018-10-14 18:06
paz ??????*
2018-10-14 18:07
tarik doesnt speak turkish. -tarik +paz
2018-10-14 18:11
#70
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Romania zeneix 
Tarik is born in Turkey. So is turkish
2018-10-14 18:13
tarik's nationality is turkish but he is living in usa so he doesnt speak turkish
2018-10-14 18:15
#76
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Turkey Mertcursed 
what are you talking about? Mother and father turkish LuL youtu.be/HjOmKliVDwA
2018-10-14 18:16
lol can he make good communication with this broken turkish?
2018-10-14 18:20
#88
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Turkey Mertcursed 
So?
2018-10-14 18:21
aptal misin nesin amk "kici kirik turkce ile nasil iletisim nasil kuracak?" diyorum verdigin cevaba bak
2018-10-14 18:26
His Turkish is good enough for communication dont worry
2018-10-14 21:02
he won't get out of mibr anyway.
2018-10-14 21:04
#188
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Ulan maj3rın sanki super turkcesi, nginde ayni
2018-10-16 09:04
maj3r did he couldn't speak decent turkish when he joined ss
2018-10-14 21:51
His Turkish is decent. They can work it out.
2018-10-14 18:31
i doubt
2018-10-14 18:32
he was spoke in blast to turkish interviewers : youtube.com/watch?v=4SVqa4mnY6Y
2018-10-14 19:08
#144
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United States Acehavok 
Not on my MIBR team 😠
2018-10-14 21:32
Tarık's Turkish is kind of comparable with Majer's Turkish. Both been abroad from Turkey long time. If MAJER could lead the team, Tarık could communicate with the team too. Also, Rotschild family should invest in esports in Turkey to convince Tarık to join a Turkish roster in Turkey. :D There's no chance for a major MVP winner would leave one of the world's best teams to join a new Turkish roster. The best option for the ex-SS roster to show themselves in the upcoming matches and convince a foreign investor.
2018-10-16 16:33
#209
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Turkey Mertcursed 
OMEGALUL
2018-10-25 12:39
#62
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Turkey Devilevils 
lol majer
2018-10-14 18:11
#67
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Turkey HistoryFarr 
-MAJ3R +gob b
2018-10-14 18:12
#68
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Turkey Yeight 
>tarik >maj3r Pick one
2018-10-14 18:12
Faze XANTARES COMING SOON
2018-10-14 18:06
gl!
2018-10-14 18:07
#52
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
Buy stickers ez profit
2018-10-14 18:08
#54
Odin | 
United Kingdom Flimano 
Gl
2018-10-14 18:09
#210
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Turkey Mertcursed 
gl
2018-10-25 12:39
MiTR incoming
2018-10-14 18:09
#211
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Impossible...
2018-10-25 12:39
Gl guys!
2018-10-14 18:10
#61
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Turkey Sekolelele 
Gl Calyx <3
2018-10-14 18:11
#63
KRIMZ | 
Sweden AlexQ4 
unloko
2018-10-14 18:12
Did hardstyle leave too?
2018-10-14 18:12
Sounds like something Xantares would say.
2018-10-14 18:13
#73
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
xantares leave them & join a real team man , grow some balls & earn the cash
2018-10-14 18:14
#79
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
rip
2018-10-14 18:18
#80
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United Kingdom Georgebaii 
"they experience they gained"
2018-10-14 18:18
intelligent boy
2018-10-15 00:54
#82
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Norway PeteZz 
Are they going to Besiktas?
2018-10-14 18:19
Really?
2018-10-14 18:20
#87
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Netherlands Removed 
Xantares English is better than I thought
2018-10-14 18:21
I believe that's what their lawyer told them to claim.
2018-10-14 18:48
#89
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France LanaRhoades 
hahaha "kontaktnous@gmail.com" = contactes nous @ gmail.com it's french
2018-10-14 18:22
#100
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Turkey Slapdash 
Yup. Maj3r is french so probably he created it xd
2018-10-14 18:45
#128
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France LanaRhoades 
Yeah ahah it's funny because he scrive it like turkish language but it's french sonorities
2018-10-14 20:31
#131
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Turkey Slapdash 
It's like one third turkish, english and french lol
2018-10-14 20:42
#93
ALEX | 
France Telt 
"Kontaktnous" is a phonetic way to write "Contactez-nous" which means "Contact us" in French. Players having fun I guess
2018-10-14 18:32
G2 CONFIRMED
2018-10-14 18:38
#145
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United States Acehavok 
Oof
2018-10-14 21:34
#146
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Albania blizaardy 
majer created this email loL
2018-10-14 21:35
#197
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Germany Kereka 
clearly he was that Hes also the only guy who can speak proper english in this team I think
2018-10-17 09:24
#200
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Albania blizaardy 
Yeah and me
2018-10-17 09:35
LDLC upcoming org
2018-10-14 18:35
good squad hope things work out and a good org that can get them to more top tier events takes good care of them cuz their skills dictate they should be on the highest level . GL to the turks!!!!
2018-10-14 18:44
<3
2018-10-14 19:08
#101
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Turkey XAG3RR 
mouz xantares ez
2018-10-14 18:45
I’m feeling.. Than... GL you guys
2018-10-14 18:50
#109
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Estonia h1mqa 
rip not september 11 sry kebab soldiers p.s ANELE
2018-10-14 19:09
#114
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Germany felo 
RIP, GL in the future bois youll always be in my heart
2018-10-14 19:33
tr noob spotted
2018-10-15 00:56
You guys should go your separate ways. It would be way easier for you to get picked up by other orgs. Instead of waiting for an org to pick you up as a team.
2018-10-14 19:35
#149
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Turkey orox2 
Why would they go separate ways? Since Team Vitality announced now they are the best team to sign up free and this is a very big opportunity for organizations who want to get in CS. There are shit tons of possibilities like SK, Team SoloMid, Dignitas maybe Beşiktaş
2018-10-14 21:40
#198
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Germany Kereka 
Galatasaray also got a Esports division right? They should get into CS, I want that CimBom Badge on HLTV
2018-10-17 09:25
#201
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Turkey orox2 
Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Bursaspor are in esport too but they only invest in LoL rn. Beşiktaş was the first football team in the world to invest in esports. They have male and female teams in like 5-6 different games so they kinda invest more than the others. I don't know if they are in negotiations with ex-SS right now but if it is gonna be a Turkish org it will be Beşiktaş for sure
2018-10-17 10:25
they can build their own organisation in Turkey. its just getting a good coach and coworkers. But if getting out of country is the point they need a good company for sure.
2018-10-14 21:43
#116
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Denmark Zorrondo 
dead roster They should retire cuz any org will pick a dead roster
2018-10-14 19:39
Nice englando fag weeb, u better learn how to properly speak before u trashtalk others.
2018-10-16 22:14
#192
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Denmark Zorrondo 
I'm feeling thank you
2018-10-16 22:22
september 15 lmao huge fu**ing joke
2018-10-14 20:29
what is unilaterally rescinded mean
2018-10-14 20:29
#132
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Turkey Slapdash 
Unilaterally means one sided or by one side, rescinded means refused or canceled
2018-10-14 20:45
#133
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Turkey Slapdash 
So it means one-sidedly canceled
2018-10-14 20:45
i see, thanks bro
2018-10-14 20:47
#175
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Turkey Slapdash 
Np
2018-10-15 06:50
#199
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Germany Kereka 
im feeling thank you
2018-10-17 09:26
i found a website called "google translate" you should check it out.
2018-10-14 21:06
keylogger, nt evil japan
2018-10-14 23:03
#143
Twistzz | 
Greece 1926 
hope they create a team with the same players they were nice
2018-10-14 21:31
#147
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Albania blizaardy 
hope they create a team with the same players they were nice
2018-10-14 21:35
#161
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Brazil m4ri 
500$ salary
2018-10-14 23:41
2018-10-15 00:58
call erdogan and lock them in the palace
2018-10-15 01:23
Palace Soldiers
2018-10-15 12:16
#171
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Japan ayayalaw 
STUPID ORG BAD SALARY FOR GOOD PLAYER
2018-10-15 04:44
if xantares spoke english someone would probably buy him
2018-10-15 11:52
actually he speaks better than past . i think he can speaks in game but not a social life with his teammates and social life is so important to game
2018-10-16 22:26
sorry for my englando
2018-10-16 22:27
#185
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Turkey froki 
Hope they get a better org
2018-10-15 20:47
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