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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 […]

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Turkish Paralympians return from Rio Games with record gold medals haul

Turkey’s Paralympic squad left Brazil with three gold medals, trebling their tally at the London Games in 2012. The victories came in Goalball, Powerlifting and Table Tennis. Turkey’s Paralympians won a total of nine medals – one less than their total medal haul in London. 49 disabled athletes represented Turkey in eight different sports in […]