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Silverstone proves lucky again for Porsche Junior driver Ayhancan Güven

Silverstone is proving to be lucky turf for Ayhancan Güven. In 2019, the young Turkish driver celebrated his very first victory in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. He repeated the feat a year later, on the 70th Grand Prix Anniversary of Formula 1. Having secured pole position in the qualifiers the day before, Güven went on […]

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Turkish women’s volleyball team qualify for Tokyo Olympics after beating Germany

Turkey’s female volleyball players were flying high after securing their place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by defeating Germany in three straight sets on Sunday. Playing at the Omnisport Apeldoorn arena in the Netherlands, Turkey beat Germany 25-17, 25-19 and 25-22 in their Olympic CEV European qualification final. Outside spiker Hande Baladin was the game’s […]

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Turkey qualifies for Euro 2020

Turkey guaranteed its place at next year’s European Championship finals with a draw against Iceland. Topping their group before kick-off, the Turks needed just a point to qualify, and there was jubilation on and off the pitch when the final whistle went. A goalless draw, played at Galatasaray’s Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul, took Turkey […]

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Turkey tops group after drawing with France in Euro qualifiers

WORLD champions France were held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in Paris on Monday night, propelling them to the top of their Euro 2020 group. Both goals came in the second half. The French struck first on 76 minutes through a header by Olivier Giroud. The Chelsea striker had only been on the pitch […]

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Turkish female boxer Busenaz Sürmeneli becomes world champion

Turkey’s Busenaz Sürmeneli has been crowned the World Champion in the 69-kg category after defeating Chinese opponent Liu Yang. Welterweight Sürmeneli, 21, is competing at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. She had beaten Russian boxer Saadat Dalgatova in the semi-final, before proceeding to beat Liu Yang over three rounds in […]

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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 […]