Photo gallery: Mascot meets the stars
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The FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 may be a few months away, but the tournament's official mascot is already spreading the word throughout the country.

Over the past few days, the mascot - an energetic Kangal puppy - has been making his way through several football arenas to have fun with the fans. In Istanbul, Bursa and Manisa, it also met some of the game's top stars, including Wesley Sneijder, Tomas Rosicky and Arda Turan.

Click on the photo gallery on the right to see all the mascot's new friends!