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Turkey top of table after back-to-back wins at Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wins over Andorra on Saturday and Moldova on Tuesday evening saw Turkey rise to the top of Group H in their Euro 2020 campaign. Turkey turned in a lacklustre performance against the group’s weakest opponents Andorra at home in Istanbul at the weekend. Although dominating for large spells, the Turks could not find a way […]

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‘Sultans of the Net’ into the final of the European Volleyball Championships

Turkey beat Poland 3-1 in the second semi-finals of the Women’s European Volleyball Championships earlier this evening, to book their place in the final against reigning champions Serbia. In-form Eda Erdem Dündar was again Turkey’s top scorer, with a tally of 19 points Roared on by home fans at the Ankara Sports Hall, the ‘Sultans […]

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Women’s EuroVolley 2019: Turkey in semis after beating the Netherlands

Turkey’s ‘Sultans of the Net’ advanced to the last four of the European Volleyball Championships with a convincing win over the Netherlands on Wednesday evening. Cheered on by 12,000 fans at the Ankara Sports Hall, the national women’s side put in a commanding performance to beat the much-fancied Dutch team in three straight sets. The […]

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Liverpool to return to Istanbul for UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea

European champions Liverpool will take on UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea on 14 August at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. The all-English rivalry kicks off the new season pretty much as it ended last season, when history was made with four English teams contesting the finals of the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. Liverpool emerged victorious […]

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Ayhancan Güven celebrates his first Supercup win at Silverstone

A 21-year-old driver was the toast of Turkey after winning one of four rounds in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, 14 July. Ayhancan Güven stepped on to the winner’s podium to the sounds of the Turkish national anthem after coming first in round four, marking the rookie’s first victory […]

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Mixed fortunes for host TRNC as 19 nations compete at the 18th International Dr. Fazıl Küçük Sports Games

North Cyprus has successfully hosted another international sporting event. 431 sportsmen and women from 19 countries took part in the 18th International Dr Fazıl Küçük Sports Games, which ran from 10-28 October 2018. Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman welcomed the athletes at the official opening ceremony at the Acapulco Hotel televised live on BRT 1. Alongside those […]

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North Cyprus gears up to hosting 4th World Budo Martial Arts Championships

  This week, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus plays host to two major international Taekwondo championships.  On Thursday 26 October, the TRNC Taekwondo Federation holds its 29th National Championships. The following day, it will host the GTF 16th Eurasia Championships and over the weekend, the 4th World Budo Martial Arts Championships. Under the expert […]

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“It does not feel real,” says new 200m World Champion Ramil Guliyev

Azeri-born Ramil Guliyev shocked the pundits by powering to victory in the final of the Men’s 200m race last night, winning his adopted country Turkey its first-ever gold medal at a world athletics championships in the process. Guliyev beat favourite South African Wayde Van Niekerk, who came second, in a thrilling race in a time […]