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Daredevil man dives from Turkey's iconic Istanbul tower01:44

Daredevil man dives from Turkey's iconic Istanbul tower

Turkey, Istanbul
November 10, 2017 at 15:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Turkish extreme sports enthusiast Cengiz Kocak dives from Istanbul's historic Galata Tower on Thursday in a daredevil base jump.

Kocak followed in the footsteps of legendary Ottoman aviator Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi who is believed to have made the first unpowered flight from the tower in the 17th century.

The leap was made as part of an event organised by the European Outdoor Film Tour in an effort to promote extreme sports and tourism in Turkey.

Kocak has reportedly made more than 650 jumps from buildings, bridges and cliffs.

Cengiz Kocak, turco apasionado del deporte extremo, saltó de la histórica Torre Galata de Estambul el jueves.

Kocak siguió los pasos del legendario aviador otomano Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, quien se cree que realizó el primer vuelo sin motor desde la torre en el siglo XVII.

El salto se realizó como parte de un evento organizado por el European Outdoor Film Tour en un esfuerzo por promover los deportes extremos y el turismo en Turquía.

Según informes, Kocak ha realizado más de 650 saltos desde edificios, puentes y acantilados.

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Turkish extreme sports enthusiast Cengiz Kocak dives from Istanbul's historic Galata Tower on Thursday in a daredevil base jump.

Kocak followed in the footsteps of legendary Ottoman aviator Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi who is believed to have made the first unpowered flight from the tower in the 17th century.

The leap was made as part of an event organised by the European Outdoor Film Tour in an effort to promote extreme sports and tourism in Turkey.

Kocak has reportedly made more than 650 jumps from buildings, bridges and cliffs.

Cengiz Kocak, turco apasionado del deporte extremo, saltó de la histórica Torre Galata de Estambul el jueves.

Kocak siguió los pasos del legendario aviador otomano Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, quien se cree que realizó el primer vuelo sin motor desde la torre en el siglo XVII.

El salto se realizó como parte de un evento organizado por el European Outdoor Film Tour en un esfuerzo por promover los deportes extremos y el turismo en Turquía.

Según informes, Kocak ha realizado más de 650 saltos desde edificios, puentes y acantilados.

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