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Turkiye to take on Armenia in Yerevan as Euro 2024 campaign gets underway, and Harry Kane makes history

The international football break is well underway, with several Euro 2024 qualifiers, including England’s against Italy, and Azerbaijan’s against Austria, already taking place. Italy v England – and Harry Kane making history England were facing arguably their toughest opponents in Group C, Italy, away in Naples on Thursday night. Goals by Declan Rice (13thminute) and […]

Legendary Turkish sports broadcaster Halit Kıvanç, the first foreign journalist to interview Pelé, has died

One of Turkiye’s finest sports presenters and journalists, Halit Kıvanç, who was behind many broadcasting ‘firsts’, has been laid to rest. He passed away on Tuesday, 25 October, aged 97. Kıvanç’s funeral, at Istanbul’s Zincirlikuyu Mosque and Cemetery, was attended by hundreds of people, including notable faces from the worlds of media, sport, entertainment, and […]

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Feyenoord captain Orkun Kökçü refuses to wear rainbow armband due to his religious beliefs

A Dutch Turkish footballer has courted controversy after he decided not to wear the rainbow armband for a match in the Netherlands premier league, Eredivisie, last weekend. Feyenoord captain Orkun Kökçü opted against donning the rainbow armband for his side’s match against AZ Alkmaar on Sunday, 16 October. The rainbow symbol is commonly used to promote […]

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Thousands of Turkish police to be stationed in Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022

Turkiye will supply over 3,000 police officers to Qatar ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022, to help with security at stadiums and hotels in the country, Reuters has reported. Under the protocol signed between the two countries, Ankara will deploy 3,000 riot police and 100 special operations police to Qatar. The squad will also […]

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North Cyprus announced as hosts of CONIFA European Football Cup 2023

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus will host next year’s CONIFA European Championship. Twelve teams from politically non-recognised nations and territories in Europe will compete for the right to lift the trophy. The tournament is being organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, or CONIFA for short. It serves as an alternative to FIFA, […]

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Fans in London celebrate as Trabzonspor crowned Turkish Süper Lig champions

There were scenes of euphoria in London as well as across Turkiye on Saturday night, after Trabzonspor won its first league championship in 38 years. A point from their game against Antalyaspor was enough to clinch them the title three weeks before the end of the season, sending Trabzonspor fans everywhere into a frenzy. The […]